What are localized symptoms in mild to moderate diverticulitis?

Updated: May 05, 2020
  • Author: Samy A Azer, MD, PhD, MPH; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In mild to moderate diverticulitis, localized symptoms are present without any evidence of perforation, abscess, or significant comorbidity. Patients can be managed on an outpatient basis with close follow-up. [11] Treatment also includes a clear liquid diet for 3-5 days and oral antibiotics. If there is no improvement in 2-3 days, the patient should be admitted for further workup.


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