Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome in Adolescent Females: A Diagnostic Dilemma

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Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is an extrapelvic manifestation of sexually transmitted infections. Partly because of the lack of specific clinical and laboratory features, this diagnosis is often missed or delayed. We describe a series of cases of patients with Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome, where the diagnosis was initially not recognized and patients underwent extensive evaluations for their symptoms. Based on our experience, we also describe shared historical and physical features that may be useful in enhancing the recognition of patients with this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E121-E123
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019


  • Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome
  • adolescents
  • sexually transmitted infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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