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Etymology: Thomas Fitz-Hugh, Jr., American physician, 1894-1963; Arthur H. Curtis, American gynecologist, 1881-1955
perihepatitis occurring as a complication of gonorrhea or chlamydial infection in women, marked by fever, upper quadrant pain, tenderness and spasm of the abdominal wall, and occasionally by friction rub over the liver. This syndrome is characterized by adhesions between the liver and other sites in the peritoneum. Treatment used is that appropriate to gonorrhea or chlamydia infection.