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Diverticular Disease and Diverticular Colitis: Paradigms, Trends and Treatment

Introduction: Diverticular disease of the colon is very common in developed countries and its prevalence increases with age. Nearly, 60% of the elderly above 55-60 years old may presenting. However, as a large majority of those affected will remain entirely asymptomatic. Diverticular colitis, ortheinflammation of the colonic mucosa between the diverticulitis, but not within the diverticula, was once thought to be a complication of diverticulitis. This complication was thought to be secondary to the disordered intestinal motility leading to localized bacterial stasis, overgrowth, and inflammation.


Luna, M. M.D.

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