Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome

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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 q­rant in women. [1][2] Pain is caused by liver capsule inflammation. Since the disease is a perihepatitis, liver function tests will not be markedly elevated [3]

Sources

  1. J Am Med Assoc 1934;102:2094-2096.
  2. Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper q­rant. JAMA. 1930;94:1221-122.
  3. Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper q­rant. JAMA 1930;94:1221-122