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Gonococcal Perihepatitis

Last updated Sept. 12, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH


The topic Gonococcal Perihepatitis you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Fitz Hugh Curtis Syndrome.

Quick Summary:

  • Fitz Hugh Curtis Syndrome is a secondary infection caused by opportunistic bacteria that initially affects the pelvic region and later spreads to upper abdomen region, affecting the liver
  • The characteristic feature of this disorder is a painfully inflamed liver, causing an intense pain in the upper right abdomen portion, accompanied by fever, vomiting, and nausea
  • With proper medications and the use of laparoscopic surgery (if necessary), the condition can be effectively managed

Please find comprehensive information on Fitz Hugh Curtis Syndrome regarding definition, distribution, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and additional useful information HERE.

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First uploaded: Sept. 12, 2017
Last updated: Sept. 12, 2017