What are the mortality rates for acute cholangitis?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Timothy M Scott, DO; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Mortality rate ranges from 5-10%, with a higher mortality rate in patients who require emergency decompression or surgery. Early endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for acute cholangitis within 24 hours appears to be associated with a lower 30-day mortality. [7]


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