• Usually mild
  • Localized to the sigmoid colon
  • No severe symptoms
  • No signficant comorbidities
  • Abscess
  • Perforation
  • Obstruction
  • Fistula
  • Severe infection or sepsis
  • Significant immunocompromise
  • Significant comorbidities

Additional Information

Guideline originally sourced from Saskatchewan Health Authority - Saskatoon Area and adapted by Joseph Brant Hospital

  • Stollman N, Smalley W, Hirano I, et al. AGA Institute Clinical Guidelines Committee. American Gastroenterological Association Institute Guideline on the Management of Acute Diverticulitis. Gastroenterology. 2015;149(7):1944-1949.

  • Rezapour M, Ali S, Stollman N. Diverticular Disease: An Update on Pathogenesis and Management. Gut Liver. 2018;12(2):125-132.

  • The Johns Hopkins University (2020) John Hopkins ABX Guide (1.27) [Mobile App] Retrieved from:

  • Antimicrobial Therapy Inc (2020) The Sanford Guide (4.2) [Mobile App] Retrieved from:

Approved June 2020