Korean J Med.  2009 Jul;77(1):91-94.

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is not uncommon

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Ilsan, Korea. kohms1004@duih.org

Abstract

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis (FHC) syndrome is hepatitis characterized by severe right upper abdominal pain associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), mimicking the symptoms of acute abdomen, such as in acute cholecystitis. FHC syndrome is becoming more common with the increasing incidence of PID in Korea. We treated eight patients with FHC syndrome, who visited our hospital with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. We emphasize the importance of spiral computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of right upper quadrant abdominal pain in sexually active young women.

Keyword

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome; Spiral CT; Pelvic inflammatory disease

MeSH Terms

Abdomen, Acute
Abdominal Pain
Chlamydia Infections
Cholecystitis, Acute
Female
Hepatitis
Humans
Incidence
Korea
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Peritonitis
Tomography, Spiral Computed
Chlamydia Infections
Hepatitis
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Peritonitis
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