Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Nov 16, 2015; 3(11): 965-969
Published online Nov 16, 2015. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v3.i11.965
Case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in male without presentation of sexually transmitted disease
Haram Yi, Chan Sup Shim, Gyu Won Kim, Jung Seok Kim, In Zoo Choi
Haram Yi, Gyu Won Kim, Jung Seok Kim, In Zoo Choi, Department of Internal Medicine, Sahmyook Seoul Hospital, Seoul 130711, South Korea
Chan Sup Shim, Global Digestive Disease Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, Seoul 05030, South Korea
Author contributions: Yi H and Kim GW designed research; Yi H, Kim GW, Kim JS and Choi IZ were attending doctors for the patients; Shim CS organized and revised the report; and Yi H wrote the paper.
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Correspondence to: Chan Sup Shim, MD, PhD, Global Digestive Disease Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, 120-1 Neungdong-ro, Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 05030, South Korea.
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Received: May 4, 2015
Peer-review started: May 9, 2015
First decision: June 19, 2015
Revised: July 6, 2015
Accepted: August 30, 2015
Article in press: September 9, 2015
Published online: November 16, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is known to occur commonly in sexually active women and very rarely in males. We experienced a case of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a 60-year-old man with the chief complaint of right upper quadrant abdominal pain on inspiration. Despite of negative laboratory result, we diagnosed as Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome by symptom and liver computed tomography scan. We have also described our experiences of improved symptoms and recovery with allopathic medicines.