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Dr. Kennedy Cholangitis is an infection of the common bile duct, the tube which carries bile from the liver to the gallbladder and intestines. Bile is a chemical that helps digest food by emulsifying fats. Cholangitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection occurring when the duct is blocked by a gallstone or tumor. The infection causing this condition may also spread to the liver causing bacterial hepatitis. Risk factors include a previous history of gallstones, biliary diseases such as sclerosing cholangitis, HIV, and, travel to countries where a worm or fluke infection can be contracted. Symptoms include jaundice, abdominal pain, clay-colored stools, dark urine, nausea and vomiting.



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