di·​ver·​tic·​u·​li·​tis | \ ˌdī-vər-ˌti-kyə-ˈlī-təs How to pronounce diverticulitis (audio) \

Definition of diverticulitis

: inflammation of a diverticulum

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For example, siblings of people with diverticulitis are estimated to have a threefold higher risk of getting it. Laura Landro, WSJ, "Doctors Rethink the Cause—and Treatment—of Diverticular Disease," 20 Nov. 2018 In 2015 the American Gastroenterology Association recommended selective rather than routine use of antibiotics in patients with acute diverticulitis. Laura Landro, WSJ, "Doctors Rethink the Cause—and Treatment—of Diverticular Disease," 20 Nov. 2018 Indeed, as the evidence suggested, the diverticulitis did calm down on its own (for my particular set of circumstances) saving tons of money and grief (and lots of pain). Dylan Scott, Vox, "Federal budget cuts are a blow to evidence-based medical training," 17 July 2018 Mike Scheidt sings and plays doom metal pretty well for a guy who recently nearly died from diverticulitis, endured nine hours of surgery, lost 10 inches of his large intestine and contracted MRSA and shingles in the hospital. Steve Knopper, chicagotribune.com, "Yob is out here with an album of hopeful doom metal, people," 5 July 2018 Then people develop a painful digestive condition called diverticulitis. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Diverticulitis can cause digestive problems for some," 7 June 2018 In mid-April, it was announced that he had been hospitalized for intestinal surgery needed to stem an infection related to diverticulitis, a condition where the colon develops small bulges that can sometimes become infected. chicagotribune.com, "McCain gets visits from friends, family after surgery, brain cancer treatment," 4 May 2018 The 65-year-old has dealt with health problems in recent years, including treatment for diverticulitis and a successful fight against kidney cancer last offseason. USA TODAY, "The Latest: Broncos' Joseph stay, but some assistants go," 1 Jan. 2018 Earlier this week, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee underwent surgery for an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis, his family and Senate office said Monday. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "With McCain in hospital, Arizona lawmakers push bill that would delay vote to replace him," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of diverticulitis

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diverticulitis

New Latin

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Medical Definition of diverticulitis

: inflammation or infection of a diverticulum of the colon that is marked by abdominal pain or tenderness often accompanied by fever, chills, and cramping

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