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Reviewers question the use of antibiotics for uncomplicated diverticulitis

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7825 (Published 20 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7825

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Antibiotics are a standard treatment for uncomplicated diverticulitis, recommended by guidelines. A careful search for supporting evidence found just three randomised trials. Only one—the best and most recent—compared antibiotics with no antibiotics in a big …

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