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What is the difference between colitus and diverticulitus?

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Dr. John Bodell
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In brief: Location in colon

Diverticulitis is an inflammation of a diverticulum(pouch) of the bowel, but colitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bowel.

In brief: Location in colon

Diverticulitis is an inflammation of a diverticulum(pouch) of the bowel, but colitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bowel.
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In brief: Anatomical

They are both types of inflammatory infectious conditions , however diverticulitis means an infection of an outpouching of the colon wall, called a diverticulum. This is a common chronic condition usually associated with constipation .
Both are treated with antibiotics as first options.

In brief: Anatomical

They are both types of inflammatory infectious conditions , however diverticulitis means an infection of an outpouching of the colon wall, called a diverticulum. This is a common chronic condition usually associated with constipation .
Both are treated with antibiotics as first options.
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