House Speaker Hastert Released From Hospital After Being Treated for Skin Infection

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House Speaker Dennis Hastert was released from a suburban Maryland hospital on Monday after spending several days being treated for a skin infection.

Hastert "is ready for another busy legislative week," said spokesman Ron Bonjean.

The spokesman did not provide further details about Hastert's bout with cellulitis, a skin infection that appears as a swollen, red area that feels hot and tender, and that can spread rapidly without treatment.

Hastert, 64, discovered the infection on his lower left leg last week. The Illinois Republican was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital on Thursday.

Hastert was treated with intravenous antibiotics through the weekend, and his doctor had ordered him to stay off his feet for several days.