What is the prognosis of diverticulitis?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The prognosis in patients with diverticulitis depends on the severity of the illness, the presence of complications, and the presence of any coexisting medical problems. Younger patients with diverticulitis may have more severe disease, possibly due to a delay in the diagnosis and treatment. Immunosuppressed patients have significantly higher morbidity and mortality due to sigmoid diverticulitis. [22]


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