Cholangitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 11, 2020
  • Author: Homayoun Shojamanesh, MD; Chief Editor: Vinay K Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FICS, FAMS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Delay in diagnosis or treatment of cholangitis may result in a higher risk of death. [9]

Consider variants such as Asian (Oriental) cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related cholangitis, immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-associated cholangitis (IAC), primary biliary cholangitis (previously called primary biliary cirrhosis [PBC]).