Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome

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Described by Arthur Curtis in 1930 and Thomas Fitz-Hugh Jr in 1934.

Right upper quadrant perihepatitis originating from pelvic inflammatory disease.[1][2] The causative organism was gonorrheal in the original descriptions, but other bacteria can cause it too.


  1. Fitz-Hugh Jr T. Acute gonococcic peritonitis of the right upper quadrant in women. J Am Med Assoc 1934;102:2094-2096. [1]
  2. Curtis A. A cause of adhesions in the right upper quadrant. J Am Med Assoc 1930;94(16):1221-1222 [2]