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Any connection between chicken pox and reyes syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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