Peritoneal Tuberculosis Associated With Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrom in a Immunocompetent Patient: Case Report

Fabio Freire Jose, Gabriel Lima Lopes, Fernanda El Ghoz Leme, Ully Caroline

Abstract


Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is characterized by the presence of adhesions in “violin strings” between the liver and anterior abdominal wall, which is defined as perihepatitis, in association with salpingitis. The syndrome is manifested as right upper quadrant pain, possibly resulting from Glisson’s liver capsule irritation. It usually disappears with an appropriate antibiotic regimen for salpingitis. So far, only gonococcal and chlamydial salpingitis have been blamed for this syndrome, as well as a report of three cases associated with genital tuberculosis. We will report a case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome associated with peritoneal tuberculosis in an immunocompetent patient.




doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jmc1270w


Keywords


Fitz-Hugh-Curtis; Tuberculosis; Peritoneum; Immunocompetent

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