The components of Charcot’s triad are very high yield on the boards and are important to know on hospital rotations as well. In order to remember what the three signs/symptoms are and what they help to diagnose, all you need to look at are the first three letters!
ChArcot’s Triad is for Ascending Cholangitis.
CHArcot’s Triad consists of:
Abdominal pain (Right upper quadrant)
Also, don’t forget about Reynolds’ Pentad which adds Shock and Altered Mental Status to Charcot’s Triad.
Shojamanesh, Homayoun. "Cholangitis." EMedicine. Ed. Julian Katz. Medscape, 5 Jan. 2012. Web. 22 July 2012. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/184043-overview>.