Reynolds pentad and charcots triad??

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REYNOLDS PENTAD and CHARCOTS TRIAD are clinical presentations in case of a severe ascending cholangitis in obstructive jaundice. CHARCOTS TRIAD- 1.Pain Right hypochondrium and epigastrium - Recurrent pain 2.Jaundice - fluctuating obstructive jaundice 3.Fever- intermittent fever with rigors and chills . REYNOLDS PENTAD- Three above clinical features plus 4.Hypotension - low blood pressure and tachycardia 5.Altered mental status- mental confusion

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Charcot described cholangitis as a triad of findings of right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain, fever, and jaundice. The Reynolds pentad adds mental status changes and sepsis to the triad. A spectrum of cholangitis exists, ranging from mild symptoms to fulminant overwhelming sepsis.

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Charcots. Intermittent pain fever and jaundice. Reynolds pentad includes Charcot + shock + altered mental status

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