April 20th, 2010

Doctor: LBJ’s daughter continues to recover

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A doctor for the youngest daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson says she continues to recover from a rare autoimmune disorder.

 

According to a statement from a family spokeswoman Monday, Luci Baines Johnson's condition continues to improve. The 62-year-old remains in St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where Mayo Clinic doctors are treating her for Guillain-Barre (gee-YAHN' bah-RAY') syndrome. The autoimmune disease attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis.

 

AP, 4/19/2010

 

Additional coverage: Houston Chronicle, KWTX, Washington Examiner

Tags: Guillain-Barre, Luci Johnson, Neurology

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