29 Jul 2019 09:34

Navalny hospitalized due to allergy

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - Doctors have diagnosed Alexei Navalny, who was hospitalized from a detention facility to hospital No. 64 on Sunday, with urticaria.

"Navalny was hospitalized around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. He was examined by a physician, who tentatively diagnosed him with 'a generalized allergic reaction of angioedema urticarial type'," Eldar Kazakhmedov, a doctor of the hospital's therapeutic department, told Interfax.

"He most probably has an allergic reaction, but it is hard to say what is causing it," Kazakhmedov said.

Moscow's chief immunology and allergy doctor also examined Navalny and diagnosed him with "contact dermatitis on the face and angioedema of the periorbital area," which caused swelling and rash on his face.

"Navalny's state is now fair with positive dynamics," the doctor said.

"The indicators are absolutely stable, he feels much better than when he was first hospitalized," he said.

Navalny may be discharged from hospital on Monday, he said.

The Moscow Simonovsky District Court sentenced Navalny to 30 days of administrative arrest on July 24. He was found guilty of an administrative offense dealing with a repeat violation of the established procedures governing the organization of rallies, demonstrations, marches and pickets.