• We encountered seven female adolescents with the Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome and no signs or symptoms of salpingitis. Six of the patients had cervical cultures positive for Chlamydia trachomatis. The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome should be included in the differential diagnosis of right-sided abdominal pain in the sexually active female adolescent to avoid unnecessary diagnostic procedures and to reduce the prevalence of chlamydial infection and its complications.
Katzman DK, Friedman IM, McDonald CA, Litt IF. Chlamydia trachomatis Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome Without Salpingitis in Female Adolescents. Am J Dis Child. 1988;142(9):996-998. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150090094033