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Skin infection sends House Speaker Dennis Hastert to hospital

Published: Thursday July 13, 2006

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House Speaker Dennis Hastert was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital (right) for treatment of a skin infection known as cellulitis, according to a statement issued by his office.

The Speaker us expected to stay in the hospital through the weekend to treat the infection in his lower leg.

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin which can spread quickly if untreated.