Medical treatment of diverticular disease

David R. Welling*

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The medical treatment of diverticulitis is discussed, including its incidence, stages, and presentation, as are the antibiotic and dietary therapies currently recommended for this disease. Because diverticulitis can be a challenge to treat, several pitfalls are listed in this discussion, including diverticulitis in the immunocompromised, in the young, and in patients who do not have true diverticulitis but who present with some signs and symptoms of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Antibiotics
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • High-fiber diet
  • Irritable bowel syndrome


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