Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome

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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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Current as of: November 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

Kevin C. Kiley MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology