Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a case report

Authors: E. Lajtman;  M. Mlynček;  P. Uharček;  B. Dlugoš
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-pôrodnícka klinika FN a UKF, Nitra, Slovenská republika
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2009, 74, č. 2 s. 151-153
Category: Original Article


Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS) is a liver inflammation associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It is usually associated with a sharp pain in the right upper quadrant at the rib margin . Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are thought to be primary causative agents of FHCS. Location of pain as well as the course FHCS can simulate various diseases which is necessary in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain thinking. In the case report we describe the occurrence of a typical syndrome in an association with PID.

Key words:
Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndróm-pelvic inflammatory disease-perihepatitis-Chlamydia trachomatis.


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