Skip antibiotics in first case of diverticulitis

A watch and wait approach is as good as antibiotics in treating an uncomplicated first case of diverticulitis, a Dutch study shows.

Whether patients were treated with antibiotics or observed made little difference to their recovery time, say the researchers from the University of Amsterdam and other institutions.

The study of 528 patients, randomised to be treated either by observation or with antibiotics, shows that an observational strategy

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