Reynolds' pentad

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Reynolds' pentad is a collection of signs and symptoms suggesting the diagnosis of septic (ascending) cholangitis, a serious infection of the biliary system. It is a combination of Charcot's triad (jaundice, fever, abdominal pain) with hypotension (low blood pressure) and an altered mental state. It was named after the surgeon, B.M. Reynolds, who described it in 1959 with Dr. Everett L. Dargan. [1]