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Suharto battles fresh infection

JAKARTA (CNN) — Former Indonesian President Suharto’s condition has worsened, with a new infection coursing through his body, doctors said Wednesday.

His blood pressure is stable, doctors said Wednesday, but an infection has become worse and his lungs were not functioning as well as they had been in recent days.

Doctors are trying to stabilize him in a bid to remove him from life-support machines.

Suharto has also developed digestive trouble and severe pneumonia, Dr. Joko Raharjo, a member of the presidential medical team, told the Associated Press.

We are trying hard to find and detect the bacteria and treat him with proper antibiotics, but we cannot guarantee it will be successful, he was quoted as saying. We are not happy with his condition today.

Suharto entered the hospital January 4 for treatment of a a failing liver, heart and lungs.

Suharto was president of Indonesia from 1967 until his resignation in 1998 under immense political pressure. His family is accused of amassing billion of dollars in state funds during his reign.
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January 23, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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