Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome

Topic Overview

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 ReviewerSarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerKevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Current as ofOctober 6, 2017