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
fallopian tubes. They then follow the flow of
peritoneal fluid to the right upper belly, where
they infect the liver.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofOctober 13, 2016
Current as of:
October 13, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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