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Reye Syndrome

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain ... Read More
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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
A serious condition: Reye syndrome is a condition that causes liver and brain damage. The cause is not clear, but it usually occurs in children with chicken pox or the flu ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Reye's syndrome: in children, which comes from giving aspirin to a child during a viral infection. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic medications hav ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Sometimes: Marfan syndrome is preventable when the adults who know they have Marfan syndrome thoughtfully choose not to have biological children (50% of their ch ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience in Palliative Care
It is a genetic synd: It is a genetic syndrome. There's a bout a 3% chance the child will pass it on and less than a 1% chance it would occur in a sibling of this child of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the ner ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
23 years experience in Clinical Psychology
nature and nurture: Like most mental health conditions, munchausen's is most likely a complex interplay between the genome and developmental/ socioemotional influences.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maulik Shah
23 years experience in Clinical Genetics
Crouzon: Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis was described by crouzon in 1912. The genetic cause was not identified until 1994 and the credit goes to a number of ... Read More
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Dr. Scott McLean
34 years experience in Clinical Genetics
Unfortunately, no.: Pallister-killian syndrome is a rare condition where some cells in the body have an unusual, extra chromosome (mosiac isochromosome 12p). This abnorma ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Frey's syndrome is also called auriculotemporal nerve syndrome. This occurs after damage to this nerve in the face from trauma (birth trauma, gun sho ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Chicken pox: While you are indeed correct that Aspirin use has been associated with reye's , this is not the case with any of the other non-steroidal anti-inflamma ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
Possibly: There may be some hereditary predisposition. Munchausen syndrome was reported in two brothers, two twins and couple families.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Secondarily: Infantile spasms divide broadly into those arising in the context of an identified disorder and those that are not (idiopathic). The spasns themselve ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
PFS can happen: Marfan syndrome patients can get aches and pains in many joints because of the looser ligaments trying to hold the joints together at rest and under p ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in 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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Reye's syndrome, a deadly disease, strikes swiftly and can attack any child (or adult) without warning. All body organs are affected with the liver an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
POTS: Syndrome is a group of symptoms pots, is postural orthostatic and tachycardia, is a dysfunction of blood pressure and heart rate , it is not fatal.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Stj syndrome is the most severe form of (em) erythema multiforme. Em is a hypersensitivity reaction that occurs in response to meds, infections, or i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Reye's syndrome: is fortunately a very rare disorder that requires hospital treatment. It is mostly supportive care with IV fluids, glucose, diuretics, antiseizure med ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
You can but...: It's ok for you to get a flu shot but research shows they are surprisingly ineffective. Quoting the cochrane collaboration's research review "influen ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Ages 4 - 13: Reye syndrome is most often seen in children ages 4 - 13. Ask your pediatrician for more information.

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