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Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome occurs when
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) causes inflammation
of the capsule covering the liver and the area around it. It causes pain in the upper right belly.
This syndrome happens when bacteria enter the abdominal cavity
fallopian tubes. They then follow the flow of
peritoneal fluid to the right upper belly, where
they infect the liver.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
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