recurrent pyogenic cholangitis

recurrent pyogenic cholangitis
recurrent attacks of cholangitis with brown pigment gallstones in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis), ductal stenosis, fever, and jaundice; the highest instances are in eastern and southern Asia, and it is sometimes associated with dietary deficiencies (high carbohydrate, low protein diet) or parasite infections such as with Ascaris or Clonorchis. Called also Oriental c. and Oriental cholangiohepatitis.

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