Sharon Rushed to Intensive Care Unit
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JERUSALEM (AP) – Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was rushed to the intensive care unit of a Tel Aviv hospital Wednesday to undergo a form of dialysis, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Sharon’s condition deteriorated significantly earlier in the week. He has been in a coma since suffering a massive stroke Jan. 4.
Sharon’s blood will be filtered to remove excess fluids that have been accumulating in his body, Shiba Hospital said in a statement. He is also receiving antibiotics intravenously to treat a bacterial infection in his blood.
Hospital spokeswoman Anat Dolev declined to answer further questions.