(CNN) – Former President of the United States Bill Clinton He was released from a California hospital after being treated for an infection that had spread to his bloodstream.
Clinton walked out with his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Clinton was last week referred to the intensive care unit at the University of California Irvine Medical Center for a urinary tract infection that had spread to her bloodstream. The former president, who was in a good mood throughout his treatment, was treated in the ICU for privacy and security, not because he needed intensive treatment, his doctors said.
Clinton, 75, felt tired Tuesday and was admitted to hospital after tests, her office said. The former president was in California for a private charity event, and Hillary Clinton went to the show Thursday night to “represent both,” and then went to the hospital to be with her, a Clinton spokeswoman told CNN.
As of Saturday, Clinton “continued to make great progress”, her spokeswoman Angel Urena said, and stayed in the hospital overnight to receive intravenous antibiotics.
According to a source familiar with the situation, the type of antibiotic needed to treat Clinton’s infection had to be injected intravenously, not orally, so she was hospitalized.
Former President Physicians Kidney infections are more common and easier to treat in the elderly, although they do spread quickly in the bloodstream.
The 42nd President of the United States has faced other health challenges in the past. He underwent four times bypass heart surgery in 2004 and in 2010 two stents were inserted to open the artery.
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