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Aspirin can cause reye syndrome when given to children; what age group does this mean?

Aspirin can cause reye syndrome when given to children; what age group does this mean?

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 peppermint oil. The oldest case of rs I know of is early 20's. I did not let my daughter take it until she was 25. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Reye's Syndrome (Definition)

A potentially life threatening condition that occurs in children. Symptoms include persistent vomiting, headache, confusion, and coma. The cause is unknown but it is thought to be associated with children with viral illnesses ...Read more


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What is reyes syndrome?

What is reyes syndrome?

Dz. Of brain & liver: A medical syndrome characterized by acute vomiting and the progression of worsening neurologic symptoms which develops within 5 to 7 days after the beginning of an acute viral illness. The illness includes fatty degeneration of the liver due to mitochondrial injury. It is believed to be associated with the intake of aspirin-containing products by children during viral illness. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for reyes syndrome?

What are the treatments for reyes syndrome?

Reye's syndrome: Is fortunately a very rare disorder that requires hospital treatment. It is mostly supportive care with IV fluids, glucose, diuretics, antiseizure medicines, etc. There is no cure. It is just supporting the patient through the acute phase and hopefully to recovery. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has reyes syndrome?

How do I know if my baby has reyes syndrome?

He'd be dead or ICU: Reye's syndrome was mostly seen in the 1980's, with children having sudden liver failure. It was associated with the use of Aspirin during certain viral infections (flu and chickenpox). Most of these kids died, and all were very, very ill. If your child isn't critically, it is not reye's syndrome. For reasons we don't fully understand, reye's syndrome seems to have largely disappeared. ...Read more

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I only took one asprin, will I get reyes syndrome?

I only took one asprin, will I get reyes syndrome?

Unlikely: Millions of people take Aspirin every day without getting reyes syndrome. There is a small chance of reyes syndrome developing when Aspirin is taken by a child with certain viruses, which is why Aspirin is rarely recommended for fevers in children any more (except under certain circumstances). ...Read more

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How long after taking aspirin does reyes syndrome develop?

How long after taking aspirin does reyes syndrome develop?

It is not: The aspirin alone but when a person has influenza and takes aspirin together. It is usually several days into infection that the first symptoms develop. You can avoid aspirin use during flu seasons. This flu season is not in full swing yet but getting a flu shot can help avoid infection. ...Read more

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Any connection between chicken pox and reyes syndrome?

Any connection between chicken pox and reyes syndrome?

During it's heyday: During the Reye syndrome peak years of the 70's it was often preceded by either flu or chickenpox. After we linked it to aspirin use & quit using it in kids under 16, the frequency of this horrible disorder has all but disappeared in the US. ...Read more

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Can aspirin induce reyes syndrome with a child that recently was given the varicella vaccine?

Can aspirin induce reyes syndrome with a child that recently was given the varicella vaccine?

Doubt anyone knows: We have not recomended the use of Aspirin products to any child under 16 in 20+ years (except for rare use in kawasaki disease or jra).Why any parent would use it now after any vaccine is puzzeling. Only a fraction of flua or chichenpox sufferers that were given Aspirin developed reyes so the risk would be low but why ever give it to a kid unless it was the last possible med available. ...Read more

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Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Inherited or steroid: The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubin levels than formula-fed ones). If inherited it is a recessive gene. ...Read more

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How long do Down syndrome children live?

How long do Down syndrome children live?

Variable: They do die relatively young in the 20s and 30s but they thrive on love just the same as normal kids and their death is unpredictable. ...Read more

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How to train children with down syndrome?

How to train children with down syndrome?

For an assessment: Of the child's developmental needs & toilet-training readiness, if < 3 yrs. Old, call Pam Barton,
Franklin County Help Me Grow Coordinator at (614) 227-9860. If 3-5 yrs. Old, call Lynn Brannon, Director of Early Childhood Special Education at (614) 542-4106.
At the same time, call (614) 355-8080 for an evaluation at the Down Syndrome Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, (614) 355-8080. ...Read more

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Rubinstein-taybi syndrome do children have it?

Rubinstein-taybi syndrome do children have it?

Yes: The original series reported by rubinstein & taybi in 1963 involved children. Developmental delay and mental deficiency are generally seen in early childhood. ...Read more

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What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

Many issues: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of Down syndrome in children?

What are the characteristics of Down syndrome in children?

DS Phenotype: Flattened face, upward-slanting eyes, skin folds at inner corners of eyes, transverse palmar crease, & more. Many have congenital anomalies of the heart, intestine, skeletal system & other organs, along with hearing loss, vision problems & certain blood & neurological disorders. Intellectual Disability is usually mild-moderate. Guidelines for medical & developmental care are well-established. ...Read more

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What are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

What are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

Ensure quality sleep: Sleep disorders are common in children with asperger's. It is important to ensure that your child has a regular sleep routine and an appropriate amount of sleep. If he/she is struggling with insomnia it is worth bringing to your doctor's attention. ...Read more

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Do people ever predict if my children will have asperger's syndrome?

Do people ever predict if my children will have asperger's syndrome?

No: As a phenomenologically defined entity, and considering that no reliable universal genetic marker was identified, it is impossible to predict with any level of certainty as of now. What is possible though is the diagnostic evaluation of a kid already exhibiting behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the chances that one of my children will have Down syndrome?

What are the chances that one of my children will have Down syndrome?

ACOG charts show the: Risk of having a fetus with a Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome, at prenatal diagnosis vs. The risk of having a live-born infant with DS because ~ 25% are lost. If there is no family history or prior infant with DS, at age 42 at delivery, the risk is 1/63; risk at 16 weeks' gestation is 1/50 - 1/55. Risk of any chromosomal disorder at term is 1/42. If 43 at term, DS risk is 1/49; of any trisomy, 1/33. ...Read more

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How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

No good data: This is not quite rare, but also not common. It is more often reported in children but can occur at any age. It is not a mental illness, but a physical perceptual distortion and is usually not part of a dangerous condition. It may be associated w/ migraines or tle and a neurologist might help. Try not to worry about 'craziness' - it is not that. Wish I could offer #s, but I can't. ...Read more

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How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

Very rare: This syndrome, where objects or the person's own body appear larger or smaller than normal, is very rare. Some sources say only about 300 adults & children in the us have this. Another source said 9% of teens had transient experiences of micropsia. It can be a migraine equivalent, & can also appear in conditions like seizures, CNS infections, brain tumors, drug use, macular degeneration, etc. ...Read more

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Do you know of people with diseases such as Down syndrome that have children?

Do you know of people with diseases such as Down syndrome that have children?

Possibly, but: Down syndrome females are capable of reproduction but most pregnancies have resulted from abuse, end prematurely & are often delivered c section. The defect can be passed on but some offspring are normal. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

Childhood migraine: Micropsia and alice in wonderland phenomena are consistent with childhool migraine. Through adolescence, approximately 15-25% of children willl have a migraine headache. Of those, alice in wonderland syndrome is uncommon. ...Read more

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Is Tachy Brady Syndrome found in young children? If so? How it is Dx'd & treated?

Is Tachy Brady Syndrome found in young children? If so? How it is Dx'd & treated?

Tachybrady syndrome: TachyBrady Syndrome can occur in young children albeit rare. Infants may present with poor feeding or easy fatigability, which may also be evident in toddlers and older children. Laboratory studies include electrolytes, thyroid studies, echocardiogram, holter monitoring in older children, EP studies. Patients with symptoms require pacemakers and avoidance of medications that can exacerbate the prob. ...Read more

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Can there be any families in the united states whose children have noonan syndrome?

Can there be any families in the united states whose children have noonan syndrome?

Yes: Yes, you are not alone if you have a child with noonan syndrome. The noonan syndrome foundation (at http://www. Teamnoonan. Org/) has resources and links to their facebook page, regional support groups, clubs, and so on. I hope you find some help there! ...Read more

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Can couple who both have mild Down syndrome be capable of raising children with help?

Doubt it would Hapn: While females with ds are capable of reproduction (with difficult pregnancies) males with few exceptions are not. For a male to be capable, I would expect him to be a partially affected mosaic ds & fertility would depend on the tissues of his body that has ds info. Having family support thru their lives is a great asset to anyone with ds or any impairment. ...Read more

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I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults).?

I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults).?

Not Well Established: The prevalence of Asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of Asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more

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I am 28 and have foetal alcohol syndrome, I was just wondering if it could be inherited by my 3 children?

I am 28 and have foetal alcohol syndrome, I was just wondering if it could be inherited by my 3 children?

FAS: Fetal alcohol syndrome is a label applied to infants where alcohol exposure during pregnancy created toxic effects on otherwise normal tissues. The features range from altered facial appearance & heart defects to injury to brain cells. Add or learning problems is common. This is not genetic & no mom passes it to her kids unless she ingests alcohol during pregnancy & replicates the injuries. ...Read more

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Hello. I was wondering how likely it is for a male Schmidt's syndrome patient to pass on the disease to his children. Thank you.

Hello. I was wondering how likely it is for a male Schmidt's syndrome patient to pass on the disease to his children. Thank you.

Risk is there: The genetic risk is there but it doesn't mean all of them will get it. It just means they have a higher chance than the general population to develop the disease. The best thing is to go see the endocrinologist or the geneticist to determine their individual risks. There are test that can be done to determine if they have the antibody and the HLA type ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of my children having tourette syndrome?

What is the likelihood of my children having tourette syndrome?

Not enough info: Unfortunately you have not given enough information to answer your question. I would discuss this with your pediatrician.
Tics are common in children - approximately 15% of children will have a tic at some time. To have tourette syndrome a person should have tics that exist for at least one year and change form or become multiple, changing in form over time. Tics also wax and wane over time. ...Read more