My brother had this and it almost killed him because somehow it had "eaten through the gall bladder" and the gall bladder died, the sludge was found in his abdomen...they caught him 3 hours before he could have died...he had already started turning grey from the feet up.
They had been looking for ulcers of the Deuodenom,but had been looking for about a year (if I am correct). He had had R. Arthritis before this (also misdiagnosed) and they thought it was cancer...they put him on all kinds of drugs, steroids ect, and put him in the hospital....each time they had to take him off this one steroid because it sent his temper (already bad) flying and he practically went crazy.
finally my brother gave up on the ten doctors in his tiny town in ARkansas and went to Tulsa (our home town) to see a doctor and soon was diagnosed as having R. Arthritis. He is fine now, except for deformed fingers.
how could this have leaked out of the gall bladder???