Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome

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Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome occurs whenpelvic inflammatory disease (PID)causes inflammation of the capsule covering the liver and the area around it. It causes pain in the upper right belly.

This syndrome happens when bacteria enter the abdominal cavity through thefallopian tubes. They then follow the flow ofperitoneal fluidto the right upper belly, where they infect the liver.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofOctober 6, 2017