Spectrum of diverticular disease of the colon in Lebanon AUBMC experience.J Med Liban 1998 May-Jun; 46(3):146-8JM
There is an increasing number of cases of colonic diverticular disease among hospital admissions to AUBMC being more prevalent in patients > 50 years old (76.5%). Colonic diverticular disease were more prevalent in urban population admitted to AUBMC (95.6%). Diverticulitis is the most common complication of colonic diverticular disease among admitted cases with colonic diverticular disease (51%). All patients with diverticulitis who presented without abdominal pain had fever. This finding made diverticulitis part of the differential diagnosis in cases of FUO in patients over 50 years old.