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Why should I not give aspirin to a child with chickenpox?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Complications
Back in the late 60's & early 70's a devistating illness called reye's syndrome started appearing.
Kids with chickenpox or flu would appear to get better before lapsing into coma & dying of liver failure. After a link with salycilates(aspirin) was made, we stopped giving it to kids under 16. Reye's has almost disappeared.It didn't happen to all kids, but we never knew how to predict who would.

In brief: Complications
Back in the late 60's & early 70's a devistating illness called reye's syndrome started appearing.
Kids with chickenpox or flu would appear to get better before lapsing into coma & dying of liver failure. After a link with salycilates(aspirin) was made, we stopped giving it to kids under 16. Reye's has almost disappeared.It didn't happen to all kids, but we never knew how to predict who would.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Reye's syndrome
Is the concern for kids & aspirin.

In brief: Reye's syndrome
Is the concern for kids & aspirin.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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