Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak's wife Susanne has suffered a suspected heart attack after being arrested for her part in an alleged corruption case.
Ex President Mubarak has also been receiving hospital treatment for a heart attack after collapsing during questioning in April. He is facing charges of using his position to acquire illegal wealth and also of ordering the shooting of anti regime protesters.
The Mubaraks are not the only members of the old Egyptian elite to have taken a turn for the worse since being deposed by the democratic movement.
Former Tourism Minister Zuheir Garana was arrested in March on charges of bribery and extortion and promptly collapsed after complaining of severe stomach pains.
Ex Housing Minister Ahmed Maghrabi was diagnosed by the Wadi Natrun prison doctor with "severe anxiety and fear" while Interior Minister Habib Adli contracted a bad case of shivers and nervous tension shortly after being forced from office.
Other unnamed former ministers in the National Democratic Party have provided their captors with numerous medical lines claiming the best cure for their ills as being "immediate relocation to a new climate".
So far their requests have gone unheeded.