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Thai King’s Lung Infection Improves, but Kidney Troubles Continue

BANGKOK – Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s lung infection has eased, but he continues to receive treatment for kidney problems, according to a statement by the Royal Household late Saturday.

At the age of 88, the Thai king is the oldest reigning monarch in the world.

The king’s medical team said in the statement that on Wednesday the monarch had light fever. Blood tests and X-rays revealed a lung infection, which was treated with antibiotics.

The team also said the fever has subsided but the king continues to have problems with urine output, for which he is undergoing continuous renal replacement therapy, used in cases of severe kidney failure.

King Bhumibol remains in the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, where he has been almost continuously since he was admitted a year ago.

Since then the Royal Household has issued 36 press releases on his health.

The last public appearance of the monarch was on Jan. 11, when he paid a visit to the Royal Chitralada Palace for a few hours.

King Bhumibol’s health condition is a taboo subject in the country due to the lese-majeste laws that shields the Royal Family against all kinds of accusations and comments.

Bhumibol, on the throne since Jun 9, 1946, is the only King most Thais know and is revered as an almost divine being – a symbol of unity and guide of the nation.

 

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