The inflammation of the bile ducts is known as cholangitis. The first segment of the small intestine receives bile from the liver and gallbladder via the bile duct system (the duodenum).
Cholangitis typically develops rapidly due to a bacterial infection. (Source)
How To Remember Cholangitis Associated Features
Cholangitis Associated Features
- Charcot’s triad/ Conjugated bilirubin increase
- Hepatic abscesses/ Hepatic (intra/extra) bile ducts/ HLA B8
- Alkaline phosphatase increase
- Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis)
- Transaminase increase
Mnemonic: “CHOLANGITIS “
Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Cholangitis Associated Features
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