Acute Cholangitis

Charcot’s Triad

Acute cholangitis can be diagnosed with the presence of the following triad known as Charcot’s triad:

jaundice

fever

abdominal pain

Reynold’s Pentad

When the following two features are present in addition to three above, a pentad

exists by the name of Reynold’s pentad:

altered mental status

hypotension