(NYTIMES) — Just two weeks after receiving the first uterus transplant in the United States, a patient at the Cleveland Clinic suddenly developed a serious complication last month, and on March 8 the transplant had to be removed. No details were given.
On Friday, the clinic explained what went wrong: a common yeast infection.
In a written statement, the clinic said, “Preliminary results suggest that the complication was because of an infection caused by an organism that is commonly found in a woman’s reproductive system. The infection appears to have compromised the blood supply to the uterus, causing the need for its removal.”
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