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Diverticulitis in a Patient Receiving Corticosteroids

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Administration of corticosteroids in a patient with diverticulosis may be followed by diverticulitis with intra-abdominal infection. A patient with diverticular disease should be carefully monitored for signs of ruptured diverticulitis while receiving corticosteroids.

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