Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome

Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome
acute perihepatitis, occurring as a complication of gonorrhea or chlamydial infection; it is usually seen in women, secondary to extension of infection from the fallopian tube to the hepatic capsule and overlying peritoneum. It is marked by fever, hepatic tenderness, abdominal pain, and signs of right upper quadrant peritoneal inflammation.

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  • Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome — Fitz Hugh–Cur·tis syndrome (fitzґhu kurґtis) [Thomas Fitz Hugh Jr., American physician, 1894–1963; Arthur H. Curtis, American gynecologist, 1881–1955] see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • chlamydial perihepatitis — perihepatitis due to extension of a chlamydial infection; see also Fitz Hugh–Curtis syndrome, under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • gonococcal perihepatitis — perihepatitis due to extension of gonorrheal infection; see also Fitz Hugh–Curtis syndrome, under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

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