Ascending Cholangitis

Ascending Cholangitis

Q. 1 Which of the following organism is most commonly responsible for ascending cholangitis?

 A E.coli

 B

Streptococci

 C

Pseudomonas

 D

Anerobes

Q. 1

Which of the following organism is most commonly responsible for ascending cholangitis?

 A

E.coli

 B

Streptococci

 C

Pseudomonas

 D

Anerobes

Ans. A

Explanation:

The commonest causative organism is E.coli.

Though Klebsella, Pseudomonas, Enterococci etc also produce the condition. 

Charcot’s triad is a set of three common findings in cholangitis: abdominal pain, jaundice, and fever. Reynolds’ pentad includes the findings of Charcot’s triad with the presence of septic shock and mental confusion. This combination of symptoms indicates worsening of the condition.


Q. 2

A patient of post-cholecystectomy biliary stricture has undergone an ERCP three days ago. Following this she has developed acute cholangitis. The most likely organism is-

 A

Escherichia coli

 B

Bacillus fragilis

 C

Streptococcus viridians

 D

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘a’ i.e. Escherichia coli 



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