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Charcot's triad II

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The combination of jaundice; fever, usually with rigors; and upper quadrant abdominal pain. Occurs as a result of cholangitis.

When the presentation also also includes hypotension and mental status changes, it is known as Reynolds' pentad. See under B. M. Reynolds.

We thank Rich Catharina for information submitted.


  • J. M. Charcot:
    Leçons sur les maladies du foie, des voies biliaires et des reins faites à la Faculté de Médecine de Paris.
    Recueillies et publliées par Bourneville et Sevestre.
    Paris: Bureaux du Progrés Médical & Adrien Delahaye, 1877. 480 pages.
    English translation, New York, 1878.
    Referring to Désiré-Magloire Bourneville (1840-1909) and Louis-Arthur Sevestre (1843-1907).

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