Argentine president hospitalized

Nov 04, 2014, 7:45 AM EST
President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks in front of her supporters after a press conference at the Presidential Palace on September 30, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez remains hospitalized in Buenos Aires on Monday and tests performed on her confirm that she is suffering from sigmoiditis, an inflammation or infection of the sigmoid colon. Fox Latino writes:

The presidential medical unit announced in a communique that Fernandez, 61, entered the private Otamendi Clinic late Sunday night for monitoring and treatment of an "infectious fever," adding that additional tests had enabled doctors to diagnose her with sigmoiditis.

Drs. Marcelo Ballesteros and Daniel Fernandez said in the communique that the president "is stable" and remains under "intravenous antibiotic treatment." Two weeks ago the president had to rest for two days on account of laryngitis.

In July, Fernandez called off a trip to Paraguay due to "acute pharyngolaryngitis", a throat infection which also prevented her from attending the World Cup football final between Argentina and Germany in Rio de Janeiro.

A year ago, the president underwent surgery for a cranial hematoma that kept her from her official duties for a month.