[Secondary cholangitis of the critically ill].

  title={[Secondary cholangitis of the critically ill].},
  author={Florian Hentschel and Till Bornscheuer and Stefan L{\"u}th},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie},
  volume={57 8},
Sclerosing Cholangitis of the Critically Ill (SC-CIP) is a relatively new entity within the spectrum of secondary cholangitis that develops in the wake of intensive care therapy with mechanical ventilation and catecholamine treatment. It is caused by ischemic or immunologic injury to small bile ducts that becomes self-aggravating and persists beyond the end of the intensive care stay. Early clinical and laboratory findings show acute cholangitis with elevated CRP, gamma GT, AP, and bilirubin… CONTINUE READING