Charcot’s triad for ascending cholangitis
Charcot’s triad for ascending cholangitis is a result of ascending cholangitis (an infection of the biliary tree duct often caused by E-coli).
1. Jaundice (yellow tinge to the skin)
2. Fever, usually with rigors (shakes and tremors)
3. Right upper quadrant abdominal pain.
If the patient is hypotensive (low BP) and there are changes to his or level of consciousness you should consider Reynold’s Pentad and sepsis.