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Mesalamine (5-ASA) for the prevention of recurrent diverticulitis.

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Summary of "Mesalamine (5-ASA) for the prevention of recurrent diverticulitis."

Diverticular disease is a common condition that increases in prevalence with age. Recent theories on the pathogenesis of diverticular inflammation have implicated chronic inflammation similar to that seen in ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine, or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is a mainstay of therapy for individuals with ulcerative colitis. Accordingly, 5-ASA has been studied for prevention of recurrent diverticulitis.

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Name: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
ISSN: 1469-493X
Pages: CD009839

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