Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome

Topic Overview

Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome occurs when pelvic 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 the fallopian tubes. They then follow the flow of peritoneal fluid to the right upper belly, where they infect the liver.

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    Credits

    Current as ofMay 14, 2018

    Author: Healthwise Staff
    Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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