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His Majesty treated for diverticulitis
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PHUKET: HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej is receiving treatment for diverticulitis and is being administered relevant antibiotics, the Royal Household Bureau announced on Tuesday.

In the eighth announcement after His Majesty’s admittance to Siriraj Hospital, the bureau said the monarch had been suffering from stomachache, an increased rate of breathing and a slight fever.

After finding no problems with His Majesty’s heart, a team of doctors conducted blood tests and x-rayed the stomach to find signs of diverticulitis.

The doctors then administered antibiotics, which have eased the pain and helped bring down the fever. His Majesty’s condition is being closely monitored and he will be provided with suitable meals until the condition is cleared.

— Phuket Gazette Editors

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