Charcot's cholangitis triad

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Charcot's cholangitis triad is the combination of jaundice; fever, usually with rigors; and right upper quadrant abdominal pain. It occurs as a result of ascending cholangitis (an infection of the bile duct in the liver). When the presentation also includes hypotension and mental status changes, it is known as Reynolds' pentad.[1] It is named for Jean-Martin Charcot.[2]

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