Acute diverticulitis in the young adult is not "virulent.".

  title={Acute diverticulitis in the young adult is not "virulent.".},
  author={Jeremy John Schweitzer and Robert A Casillas and John Craig Collins},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={68 12},
Acute diverticulitis historically has been considered rare before the age of 40 but "virulent" when it does occur and frequently requiring emergency operation. Recent experience suggests that the demographics and management of this disease are changing. Outcomes at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center were reviewed. Between January 1997 and July 2001 261 patients were discharged with the diagnosis of acute diverticulitis; 46 or 18 per cent of these were aged < or = 40. Patients' mean… CONTINUE READING

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