Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome

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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