Biliary infections

V. G. Reeves-Darby, R. D. Soloway

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Many of the advances in research concerning biliary infections in the past year have focused on elucidation of mechanisms of disease in humans and in animal models. The influence of biliary obstruction and sepsis on the reticuloendothelial system in an animal model is reported as are the effects of endotoxin administration on biliary immunoglobulins. Microsporidiosis has emerged as a new etiology of cholangitis in patients who are seropositive for HIV and who were previously thought to have idiopathic disease. Risk factors and classification of patients with acute cholangitis along with factors that influence the development of cholangitis and its severity are reported. Progress in the understanding of biliary infections and their pathogenesis has occurred, but many important questions remain unanswered. This article reviews the mechanisms of infection of the biliary tract with emphasis on the immune factors, the hepatobiliary complications of AIDS, ascending cholangitis, animal models of infection, and factors that are altered during acute cholecystitis. Briefly mentioned are new reports on the management and clinical evaluation of both cholangitis and acute cholecystitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-820
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Gastroenterology
Volume9
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993

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Cholangitis
Infection
Acute Cholecystitis
Animal Models
Microsporidiosis
Mononuclear Phagocyte System
Immunologic Factors
Biliary Tract
Endotoxins
Immunoglobulins
Sepsis
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
Research

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Reeves-Darby, V. G., & Soloway, R. D. (1993). Biliary infections. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, 9(5), 817-820.

Biliary infections. / Reeves-Darby, V. G.; Soloway, R. D.

In: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, Vol. 9, No. 5, 1993, p. 817-820.

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Reeves-Darby, VG & Soloway, RD 1993, 'Biliary infections', Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 817-820.
Reeves-Darby VG, Soloway RD. Biliary infections. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. 1993;9(5):817-820.
Reeves-Darby, V. G. ; Soloway, R. D. / Biliary infections. In: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. 1993 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 817-820.
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