Lab case 353 interpretation

Question 1:

We should consider ascending cholangitis in any patient with fever and features of obstructive jaundice till prove otherwise.

The diagnosis of ascending cholangitis is a clinical diagnosis. Patients usually have the classic Charcot triad of abdominal pain, fever, and jaundice.

Now we will discuss each component of this Liver Functions Tests separately.

Bilirubin = 101 umol/L.  

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