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Fitz-Hugh–Curtis Syndrome

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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:
February 11, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Peter Shalit MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Kevin C. Kiley MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology