Described by Arthur Curtis in 1930 and Thomas Fitz-Hugh Jr in 1934.
Right upper quadrant perihepatitis originating from pelvic inflammatory disease. The causative organism was gonorrheal in the original descriptions, but other bacteria can cause it too.
- ↑ Fitz-Hugh Jr T. Acute gonococcic peritonitis of the right upper quadrant in women. J Am Med Assoc 1934;102:2094-2096. 
Curtis A. A cause of adhesions in the right upper quadrant. J Am Med Assoc 1930;94(16):1221-1222