bacterial cholangitis

bacterial cholangitis

the most common type of cholangitis, caused by bacterial infection. If bacteria invade the liver, they can enter the bloodstream and cause septicemia that can be fatal.
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Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis is a progressive disease characterized clinically by recurrent episodes of bacterial cholangitis.
Bacterial cholangitis occurs frequently, complicated by sepsis and hepatic abscess.
Complications of portoenterostomy include: ascending bacterial cholangitis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, metabolic and nutritional consequences of cholestasis, intrahepatic cyst formation, hepatopulmonary syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and malignant change in the liver (rare).
5,6) Cholangiocarcinoma has been reported to occur as a complication of Caroli disease, an extremely rare congenital disease of the intrahepatic biliary tree characterized by segmental cystic dilatation of the larger intrahepatic bile ducts, recurrent bacterial cholangitis, and biliary lithiasis.