Fever and abdominal pain in a southeast Asian man.

Haas DW, Gregory DW
South Med J. 1989 82 (1): 47-50

PMID: 2911762 · DOI:10.1097/00007611-198901000-00012

Oriental cholangitis is a common illness among immigrants from Southeast Asia. It is distinct from typical western cholangitis, and it is easily misdiagnosed unless a high index of suspicion is maintained. After stabilization with appropriate antimicrobial therapy, surgical drainage of the biliary tree is often advocated.

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Abdomen Adult Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic Cholangitis Cholelithiasis Diagnosis, Differential Fever Humans Liver Male Pain Radiography Vietnam

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