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World's first double-leg transplant patient has limbs amputated due to illness
12 June 2013 @ 09:38

THE first person in the world to undergo a successful double leg transplant has had both limbs amputated.

Sources from Valencia's La Fe hospital say the unnamed patient suffered an illness which was not in any way linked to the transplant, but had to stop taking the drugs he was due to be on for life to guard against his immune system rejecting the new organs.

Medics say in cases of contraindications between transplant drugs and another, more serious illness, unless vital organs are involved, the new elements have to be removed.


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