Difference between revisions of "Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome"

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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 q&shy;rant in womenPain is caused by liver capsule inflammation.  Since the disease is a peri-hepatitic, liver function tests will not be markedly elevated <ref>Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper quadrant.JAMA. 1930;94(16):1221-1222. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710420033012.</ref><ref>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</ref>
*A complication of [[Pelvic Inflammatory Disease]], involving acute [[gonococcal]] peritonitis of the right upper quadrant in women
*Pain is caused by liver capsule inflammation
==Clinical Features==
==Clinical Features==

Revision as of 06:12, 20 February 2015


Clinical Features

Sudden onset severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain, distal pleuritic component +/- radiation to the shoulder [1]


Aminotransferases usually normal or mildly elevated [1]

Differential Diagnosis

RUQ Pain



  1. 1.0 1.1 Livengood et al. Clinical features and diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease. Uptodate.