Cholangitis: causes, symptoms, treatment

Cholangitis - liver disease that occurs due to inflammation of her bile duct, which is accompanied by pain and dyspeptic sensations.

Causes of cholangitis

Depending on the type of cholangitis its cause may be different:

Acute cholangitis - develops due to the activation of bacteria and parasites that get into the bile ducts of the lumen of the intestine, gall bladder or together with the blood.

Chronic cholangitis is a disease occurs against a background of acute cholangitis, as a rule, it affects the elderly. May occur with other diseases, for example, cholecystitis.
Sclerosing cholangitis is an autoimmune disease that occurs due to abnormalities of the immune system.

Symptoms cholangitis

As a rule, the disease appears suddenly and is characterized by such features:

  • increased body temperature;
  • pain, reminiscent of the biliary colic;
  • nausea and vomiting;
  • headache;
  • weakness;
  • yellowing of the skin.

Chronic cholangitis develops almost asymptomatically, accurately diagnose it, you can use laboratory tests.

Treatment cholangitis

The first indication in the treatment of cholangitis is hospitalized. The disease is docked in a complex: the patient is prescribed bed rest, medication. In some cases, when talking about blockage of the bile ducts, surgery is necessary.

If cholangitis caused by bacteria, are appointed anthelmintic agents.

When inactive stages of chronic cholangitis patients shown sanatorium treatment.

In our rehabilitation center you can take a course of procedures aimed at prevention of exacerbation, or be restored after operation on a liver and biliary tract.

You can pass the course of treatment in our rehabilitation center. Details about its cost, accommodation in medical centre and proposed procedures learn the telephone numbers (04338) 2-20-86 (round the clock) or (04338) 2-25-77 (from 09.00 to 18.00). Or use the feedback form in Contacts