Community-acquired Diverticulitis

Community-acquired Diverticulitis

Are antibiotics indicated in the setting of community-acquired diverticulitis?

Antibiotics may not prevent complications, speed recovery or reduce recurrent diverticular disease in patients with uncomplicated, CT-proven diverticulitis.

If evidence of complications or peridiverticular abscess, consider the following for empiric antimicrobial therapy.

Duration of therapy

5-7 days