What is recurrent pyogenic cholangitis?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Timothy M Scott, DO; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis, sometimes referred to as Oriental cholangiohepatitis, is endemic to Southeast Asia. It is characterized by multiple occurrences of biliary tract infection, intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary stone formation, hepatic abscesses, and dilatation and stricturing of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile duct. [5] For more on this condition, please refer to the Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis article.


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