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How do diverticulitis and diverticulosis differ?

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In brief: Diverticulosis coli

Is outpouching of lining of colon caused by hypertonic muscles in the walls.
When it gets infected or inflamed, it is called diverticulitis.

In brief: Diverticulosis coli

Is outpouching of lining of colon caused by hypertonic muscles in the walls.
When it gets infected or inflamed, it is called diverticulitis.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Dr. Dean Giannone
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In brief: Infection or not.

Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticuli, while diverticulitis is an infection of same (technically a micro perforation which leads to infection).

In brief: Infection or not.

Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticuli, while diverticulitis is an infection of same (technically a micro perforation which leads to infection).
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