Diverticulitis, treatment of acute

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Medical Definition of Diverticulitis, treatment of acute

Diverticulitis, treatment of acute: Antibiotics are usually needed. Oral antibiotics are sufficient when symptoms are mild. Liquid or low fiber foods are advised during acute diverticulitis attacks. In severe diverticulitis with high fever , pain and distension, patients are hospitalized and given intravenous antibiotics. Surgery is needed for persistent bowel obstruction or abscesses not responding to antibiotics.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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