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Fever Slowing Recovery of Separated Twin Boys

October 16, 1987|Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Benjamin and Patrick Binder, the West German twins born joined at the skull and separated by surgeons last month, continue to recuperate but their recovery is complicated by fever, Johns Hopkins Hospital said Thursday.

The 8-month-old boys, separated in a 22-hour operation, seem to be suffering from some sort of infection and their temperatures exceeded 100 degrees overnight, a hospital spokeswoman said.

As a result of the fever, doctors have postponed removing the infants from ventilators that assist their breathing.

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