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What's the association between aspirin & reye syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Liver failure/coma

In the 60's & 70's a dreadful problem arose in kids with flu or chickenpox who seemed to get better, then lapsed into a coma & died of liver failure.
After a link to Aspirin was found we quit giving it to kids <16 unless they had rare illnesses like kawasaki or jra.There has been a dramatic decline in cases since.Those of us who treated cases know it well.

In brief: Liver failure/coma

In the 60's & 70's a dreadful problem arose in kids with flu or chickenpox who seemed to get better, then lapsed into a coma & died of liver failure.
After a link to Aspirin was found we quit giving it to kids <16 unless they had rare illnesses like kawasaki or jra.There has been a dramatic decline in cases since.Those of us who treated cases know it well.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not causal

Reye's syndrome is a rapidly progressive encephalopathy with associated liver damage which often follows a few days after influenza or zoster infections.
The incidence of this complication is associated with Aspirin use. The number of cases has declined dramatically since 1980.

In brief: Not causal

Reye's syndrome is a rapidly progressive encephalopathy with associated liver damage which often follows a few days after influenza or zoster infections.
The incidence of this complication is associated with Aspirin use. The number of cases has declined dramatically since 1980.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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