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2020 Jun 11




Chlamydia trachomatis-Induced Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome Presenting as Inspiratory Dyspnea.



Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS) is a rare complication of pelvic inflammatory disease. We report a case of a 21-year-old African American female presenting with inspiratory dyspnea and right upper quadrant pain found to be secondary to FHCS. The patient received antibiotic therapy, as well as testing of her sexual partners. This case demonstrates the importance of avoidance of biases such as anchoring, resulting in proper treatment and management of a rare disease entity.