Cholangitis is a bacterial infection in the setting of an obstructed biliary tree/biliary stasis

  • Involves source organ only without anatomical disruption
  • Involvement extends beyond source organ
  • Signs & symptoms of severe infection or sepsis
  • Critically ill


Additional Information

Guideline originally sourced from Saskatchewan Health Authority - Saskatoon Area and adapted by Joseph Brant Hospital

  • Mayumi T., Okamoto K., et al. Tokyo Guidelines 2018: management bundles for acute cholangitis and cholecystitis. J. Hepatobiliary Sci. 2018;25:96–100.

  • The Johns Hopkins University (2020) John Hopkins ABX Guide (1.27) [Mobile App] Retrieved from:

  • Antimicrobial Therapy Inc (2020) The Sanford Guide (4.2) [Mobile App] Retrieved from:

Approved: May 2020