Re: Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome
From: Helen Dynda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat Sep 16 13:04:01 2000
Dr. Bradley's comments are from the Women's Health Forum
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From: J.Glenn Bradley MD
"The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is associated with severe PID. Pus in
the fallopian tubes leaks out and finds its way up under the diaphragm.
The patient is usually very ill with peritonitis and high fever. When
the infection is treated, the healing process may result in adhesions
forming from the liver to the underside of the diaphragm. These are
usually painless and found coincidently. Adhesions about the ovaries
however frequently cause severe pelvic pain and tenderness."