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William V. Harford, Jr., M.D.
University of = Texas=20 Southwestern Medical Center

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Diffe= rential=20 Diagnosis
Best = Tests
Best = Therapy
Best = References


Key Clinical Features

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Differential = Diagnosis

General Population

Women of Childbearing Age

Middle-Aged to Elderly = Patients

Young Children

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Best=20 Therapy

Antibiotic Therapy for = Diverticulitis


Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim +=20 Metronidazole

Ciprofloxacin + Metronidazole

Levofloxacin + Metronidaxole


Cephalosporin Alone

Cefotetan + Gentamicin

Metronidazole + Ceftriaxone

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Best References

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons: = Dis Colon=20 Rectum 43:289, 2000 [PMID 10733107]

Kaiser AM, et al: Am J Gastroenterol 100:910, = 2005 [PMID=20 15784040]

Macias LH, et al: Am Surg 70:932, 2004 [PMID=20 15529855]

October=20 2006

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