Chimpanzee Attack Victim Rejecting Transplant
This article was published on: 05/4/16 6:38 PM by Curt
Charla Nash was attacked and mauled by Travis the chimpanzee in February 2009. The attack blinded her while severing her nose, ears, and both hands, and severely lacerating her face Nash underwent a face transplant in 2011, and is now back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting the transplant.
Nash says doctors have decided to end an experimental drug treatment and put her back on her original medication in the hopes of reversing the rejection.
Nash has been in a military-funded experiment in which doctors at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital have tried to wean her off the anti-rejection drugs she had been taking since the 2011 operation.