An uncommon manifestation of fitz-hugh-curtis syndrome with right-side chest pain

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Abstract

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is characterized by an inflammation of the perihepatic capsules associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. The typical symptom is severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain. We report a patient with Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome who presented with an atypical chief complaint of right-side chest pain unaccompanied by symptoms specific to pelvic inflammatory disease. This case indicates that Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis of right-side chest pain in young women, because early diagnosis and treatment of the disease are essential to prevent chronic complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume70
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS)
  • Pleurisy
  • Right-side chest pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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