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Boston Mayor Menino Remains Hospitalized With Back Pain

BOSTON — Doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital say they don’t know when Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be released from the hospital, where he’s been in treatment for nearly three weeks.

Menino’s attending physician, Dr. Charles Morris, says the mayor arrived with a viral infection and a blood clot in his leg when he checked in on Oct. 26.

“When he got here, he was weak and very washed out,” Morris said. “We had to do work on a number of fronts, fortunately he responded on all of those.”

Doctors say although Menino has recovered from the infection, he is still in pain from a compression fracture in his back that has become more painful over the last couple of days. Doctors do not know the cause of the fracture.

Because of the back problems, doctors won’t say when the mayor will be going home.

Menino’s office says the mayor is conducting city business from his hospital bed.

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