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Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome occurs when
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) causes inflammation
of the capsule covering the liver and the surrounding area. It causes pain and
tenderness in the upper right abdomen over the liver.
This syndrome develops when bacteria enter the abdominal cavity
fallopian tubes and then follow the flow of
peritoneal fluid to the right upper abdomen, where
they infect the liver.
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
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