​​Surgery Group of Los Angeles Research Foundation



Our immune system fights for us day in and day out, allowing us to stay healthy. However if an individual has some condition or takes certain medications to make their immune weak, it causes him or her to be more prone to infections, inflammation, and many other conditions. One such affliction is called diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is the inflammation of a bud, or diverticula, that forms on the small intestine. Diverticula are thought to form primarily because of low fiber diets. When one of these pouches becomes inflamed, the condition is called diverticulitis.

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Acute diverticulitis in transplant patients:
 
Our immune system fights for us day in and day out, allowing us to stay healthy. However if an individual has some condition or takes certain medications to make their immune weak, it causes him or her to be more prone to infections, inflammation, and many other conditions. One such affliction is called diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is the inflammation of a bud, or diverticula, that forms on the small intestine. Diverticula are thought to form primarily because of low fiber diets. When one of these pouches becomes inflamed, the condition is called diverticulitis.

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