Difference between revisions of "Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome' is a complication of [[pelvic inflammatory disease]] (PID) named after the two physicians, Thomas '''Fitz-Hugh''', Jr and Arthur Hale  Curtis, which involves acute gonococcic peritonitis of the right upper q&shy;rant in women. <ref>''J Am Med Assoc'' 1934;102:2094-2096. Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper q&shy;rant.  JAMA. 1930;94:1221-122.</ref> Pain is caused by liver capsule inflammation.  Since the disease is a peri-hepatitis, liver function tests will not be markedly elevated <ref>Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper quadrant. JAMA 1930;94:1221-122</ref><ref>Peter, N. G.; Clark, L. R.; Jaeger, J. R. (2004). "Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a diagnosis to consider in women with right upper quadrant pain". Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine 71 (3): 233–239. doi:10.3949/ccjm.71.3.233. PMID 15055246</ref>
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Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome' is a complication of [[pelvic inflammatory disease]] (PID) named after Drs. Thomas Fitz-Hugh, Jr and Arthur Hale  Curtis, which involves acute gonococcic peritonitis of the right upper q&shy;rant in women. <ref>''J Am Med Assoc'' 1934;102:2094-2096. Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper q&shy;rant.  JAMA. 1930;94:1221-122.</ref> Pain is caused by liver capsule inflammation.  Since the disease is a peri-hepatitis, liver function tests will not be markedly elevated <ref>Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper quadrant. JAMA 1930;94:1221-122</ref><ref>Peter, N. G.; Clark, L. R.; Jaeger, J. R. (2004). "Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a diagnosis to consider in women with right upper quadrant pain". Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine 71 (3): 233–239. doi:10.3949/ccjm.71.3.233. PMID 15055246</ref>
  
 
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Background

Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome' is a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) named after Drs. Thomas Fitz-Hugh, Jr and Arthur Hale Curtis, which involves acute gonococcic peritonitis of the right upper q­rant in women. [1] Pain is caused by liver capsule inflammation. Since the disease is a peri-hepatitis, liver function tests will not be markedly elevated [2][3]

Sources

  1. J Am Med Assoc 1934;102:2094-2096. Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper q­rant. JAMA. 1930;94:1221-122.
  2. Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper quadrant. JAMA 1930;94:1221-122
  3. Peter, N. G.; Clark, L. R.; Jaeger, J. R. (2004). "Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a diagnosis to consider in women with right upper quadrant pain". Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine 71 (3): 233–239. doi:10.3949/ccjm.71.3.233. PMID 15055246