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Fitz Hugh Curtis Syndrome


Synonyms of Fitz Hugh Curtis Syndrome
  • Gonococcal Perihepatitis
  • Perihepatitis Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a rare disorder that occurs almost exclusively in women. It is characterized by inflammation of the membrane lining the stomach (peritoneum) and the tissues surrounding the liver (perihepatitis). The muscle that separates the stomach and the chest (diaphragm), which plays an essential role in breathing, may also be affected. Common symptoms include severe pain in the upper right area (quadrant) of the abdomen, fever, chills, headaches, and a general feeling of poor health (malaise). Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a general term for infection of the upper genital tract in women. Infection is most often caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis.

    Organizations related to Fitz Hugh Curtis Syndrome
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • Council on Sex Information and Education
      444 Lincoln Blvd.
      Venice CA 90291
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
    • Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.
      130 West 42nd Street
      New York NY 10036-7802
      Phone #: 212-819-9770
      800 #: --
      e-mail: siecus@siecus.org
      Home page: http://www.siecus.org



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