What are the physical findings of diverticulitis in elderly or immunocompromised patients?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Elderly patients and individuals taking corticosteroids may have unremarkable findings on physical examination even in the presence of severe diverticulitis. Such patients must be evaluated with a high index of suspicion to avoid a delay in establishing the correct diagnosis.


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