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5 Facts you should know about

Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome

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1

A rare complication of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

involving liver capsule inflammation.

2

The major symptom and signs include an acute onset of right upper quadrant abdominal pain

aggravated by breathing, coughing or laughing.

3

It is usually caused by Chlamydia trachomatis

or Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

4

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is characterized by the development of string-like,

fibrous scar tissue (adhesions).

5

The condition is named after the two physicians,

Thomas Fitz-Hugh, Jr and Arthur Hale Curtis who first reported this condition in 1934 and 1930 respectively.

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