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Were you looking for information about Diverticulitis? Diverticultis is a common misspelling of diverticulitis.
A low-fiber diet may cause a medical condition known as diverticulitis. This condition results when abnormal pouches (diverticula) form in the colon and become inflamed. Diverticulitis is common in developed or industrialized countries -- particularly the United States, England, and Australia -- where low-fiber diets are common. The disease is rare in countries of Asia and Africa, where people eat diets high in fiber and vegetables. Although the specific cause of diverticulitis is unknown at this time, it is believed that the infection begins when stool or bacteria are caught in the diverticula.
(For more information, click Diverticulitis. This article offers an overview of diverticulitis, including information on possible causes for this condition and details on how it is diagnosed. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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