Doctor: Luci Baines Johnson improving at hospital

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Luci Baines Johnson, the youngest daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, is making what her doctor calls “significant improvement” at the Mayo Clinic.

The 62-year-old was flown to the clinic by air ambulance Friday and is being treated in the neuro-intensive care unit for what doctors suspect is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis.

Johnson’s doctor in Austin accompanied her to the clinic, and he said Sunday that she has made significant improvement in the past 24 hours. Dr. Dudley Youman says Johnson is expected to make a full recovery from Guillain-Barre syndrome.

He says she will remain in intensive care for a while but eventually return home for rehabilitation to strengthen her muscles.