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Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? A 72-year old man is brought to the emergency department because of a 1-week history of increasingly severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. He had had a fever for 2 days. His temperature is 38.3C (101F), and pulse is 106/min. Abdominal examination shows distention and rebound tenderness localized to the left lower quadrant. His leukocyte count is 18,000/mm3 (80% segmented neutrophils, 10% bands, and 10% lymphocytes). An abdominal CT scan shows a 7-mm, thickened colonic wall, and pericolic fat inflammation; there is a collection of contrast in this region.



A. Amebiasis
B. Collagenous colitis
C. Colon cancer
D. Diverticulitis
E. Ulcerative colitis

This question is part of NBME 13 Section 2 (50 questions)
Asked by Chachelly, Last updated: Mar 23, 2020

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Answered Mar 27, 2018

Diverticulitis
 

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