"Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is named after two
doctors, Fitz-Hugh and Curtis.
The "syndrome" designation is kind of a
misnomer, because, in my experience, the majority of
patients who have violin-string adhesions of the liver
have no symptoms at all. Some, however, get pain when
taking a deep breath.
"Possible causes include infection like ruptured
appendix, gonorrhea, chlamydia, pelvic inflammatory
disease from any source.
About 75% of PID is from either gonorrhea or chlamydia,
but 25% are from endogenous (from your body) bacteria.
You will probably never know when that was, since
it could have been your own bacteria, or chlamydia that
was accidentally treated with antibiotics for some other
reason (like a cold or sinusitis).
from the Women's Health Forum.....On January 19, 2000,
D. Ashley Hill, M.D.
Perihepatitis in women with gonococcal inflammation
of the pelvic organs resulting from the spread of gonococci
to the upper abdomen.
FHC is sometimes referred to having a "violin
- Definition of FHC from NORD
as a variant of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- FHC at WebMD
- Description from About.com
- PubMed articles on FHC
- Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a diagnosis to consider
in women with right upper quadrant pain.
- "Violin-string" adhesions
of chronic Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome
- FHC Photos at Geneva Foundation
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