Hillary Clinton hospitalised with blood clot
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalised after suffering a blood clot following an accident several weeks ago, her senior State Department aide Philippe Reines said on Sunday.
Mrs Clinton fell ill earlier this month with a stomach bug that led to her fainting and suffering a concussion, but her office had insisted that she was recovering and the top US diplomat was expected back at her desk on Monday.
"In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago," Mr Reines said in a statement.
"She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours," he added, referring to a major hospital in Mrs Clinton's home state.