Brazilian soccer great Pelé responding well to treatment after hospitalization

A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pelé isn't showing signs of the urinary tract infection that prompted his hospitalization this week.

The Albert Einstein hospital says the 74-year-old Pelé is improving, but remains in an intensive care unit and is undergoing kidney treatment.

The hospital's statement Saturday said there has been "no change" in the antibiotic treatment being administered to the three-time World Cup champion and "all blood and urine cultures have returned negative."

The hospital said Pelé, who only has one kidney, is "lucid, talking and stable" in terms of blood pressure and the respiratory system.

Regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, Pelé underwent surgery to remove kidney stones on Nov. 13. He was hospitalized again on Monday after being diagnosed with the infection.

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