Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor
Biliary tract disease
Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 19 May 2012, last major update May 2012
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● Also called acute cholangitis
● Biliary tract infection (E. coli, Klebsiella, enterococci, Postgrad Med J 2007;83:773), usually due to obstruction (Infect Dis Clin North Am 2000;14:521, Wikipedia)
● Rarely due to adenovirus (Pediatr Dev Pathol 2003;6:156)
● 72 year old man with cholangitis due to Lactococcus lactis cremoris bacteraemia (J Med Case Rep 2009 Jan 6;3:3)
● Neutrophils within lumina of interlobular bile ducts
● Large ducts may be destroyed and replaced by scar or atretic ducts
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