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How do people get reye's syndrome?

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Dr. Anne Larson
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: Aspirin & virus infx

Reyes generally occurs in children between 4 and 14 years old.
It has been linked to the use of Aspirin or aspirin-containing medicines used during a viral infection (i.e., chickenpox; flu, etc.). It is not well understood but can be fatal. We see less of it since doctors have started advising against giving Aspirin to kids and teens, especially during virus infections.

In brief: Aspirin & virus infx

Reyes generally occurs in children between 4 and 14 years old.
It has been linked to the use of Aspirin or aspirin-containing medicines used during a viral infection (i.e., chickenpox; flu, etc.). It is not well understood but can be fatal. We see less of it since doctors have started advising against giving Aspirin to kids and teens, especially during virus infections.
Dr. Anne Larson
Dr. Anne Larson
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