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reye syndrome in children

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Roughly 4 to 10: Reye's syndrome is now rare since Aspirin was found to be the cause rather than the virus for which the Aspirin was given. I have seen it in an eighte ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Harkins
31 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
20's: The salicylates in Aspirin are the usual cause of reyes syndrome. They are found in other products, such as pepto bismal (bismuth salicylate) and pep ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
<16y: This disorder emerged in the late 60's, seemed to peak in the late 70's and is now quite rare.Once we understood its link to aspirin, the general effo ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Acute liver failure: Recognized in the early 60's this pattern of acute liver failure/coma & death often struck kids recovering from the flu or chickenpox. After improving ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Reye's syndrome, a deadly disease, strikes swiftly and can attack any child, teen, or adult without warning. All body organs are affected with the liv ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: There is no specific treatment for this condition. Critical care docs will monitor the pressure in the brain, blood gases, and blood acid-base balance ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Reye's syndrome is a rare but serious condition that causes swelling in the liver and brain. It most often affects children & teens recovering from a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Reye's Syndrome: Is a rare and serious syndrome that causes swelling of brain and liver. This syndrome can happen after chicken pox and influenza infection. Reye's syn ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: There is no specific treatment for this condition. Critical care docs monitor the pressure in the brain, blood gases, and blood acid-base balance (ph ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Certainl does?did: Reye syndrome: an acute post infectious hepatic encephalopathy killed many kids in the late 60's & 70's.It began to fade when we stopped using Aspirin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
If use during viral: Although we do not know exactly why reye syndrome occurs, but often following viral illness such as flu, chicken-pox, and some viral upper respirator ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not causal: Reye's syndrome is a rapidly progressive encephalopathy with associated liver damage which often follows a few days after influenza or zoster infectio ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
See below: The exact cause of reye's syndrome isn't known but an important risk factor is taking Aspirin during certain viral illnesses, particularly chickenpox ... Read More

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