WASHINGTON, D.C. (KRNV, MyNews4.com, NBC News & CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.
Philippe Reines of the State Department said the clot stems from a concussion she sustained several weeks ago. Clinton was suffering from a stomach virus earlier this month when she fainted due to dehydration, causing the concussion.
In a statement, Reines said Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She will be monitored there for the next 48 hours, he said.
In the statement, Reines said: “Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. They will determine if any further action is required.”
She was scheduled to return to work at the State Department this week after being sidelined for the past three weeks. Her illness forced her to bow out of testifying December 20 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Deputies Thomas Nides and Bill Burns appeared in her place.