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Sojourners 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Maybe.: Reye syndrome usually occurs right after a viral infection, such as a cold or chickenpox, but whether there is a cause-effect connection is not known yet with certainty. Reye is definitely associated with aspirin, which is why Aspirin is no longer recommended for routine use in children. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 have not been specifically approved for children and frequently carry warnings against using these drugs in children under 16 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure,coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any salicylate product was recognized.After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-12: In it's peak years in the 70's the average age was about 6 yrs and range 4-12. Since the understanding that Aspirin products were linked to the process, the disease has declined in frequency. Most don't recommend using Aspirin products until after the age of 16 to this day for that reason. ...Read more
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