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Perihepatitis associated with pelvic infection: the Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6959027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Once regarded as rare, acute perihepatitis associated with pelvic inflammatory disease or Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is being diagnosed with increasing frequency. At Waikato Hospital, Hamilton in recent months 16 cases of perihepatitis have been identified, of which 12 were confirmed by laparoscopy, one at laparotomy, and one by post mortem examination. The other two were diagnosed on clinical and laboratory criteria. Neisseria infection was demonstrated in one case only. It is suggested that perihepatitis is not as rare as was hitherto believed and taught, and that the more widespread use of the laparoscope as a diagnostic tool would confirm this.
J A Keane; R J McKimm; C M David
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-27     Completed Date:  1983-01-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hepatitis / complications*,  pathology
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / complications,  diagnosis*,  etiology

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