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What is reyes syndrome?

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Dr. John Simpson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Pediatrics
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In brief: A serious condition

Reye syndrome is a condition that causes liver and brain damage.
The cause is not clear, but it usually occurs in children with chicken pox or the flu who receive Aspirin for fever. The symptoms include nausea and vomiting, with confusion, lethargy, disorientation, and agitation.Can lead to a state of coma and death. The best prevention is to not use Aspirin to reduce your child's fever.

In brief: A serious condition

Reye syndrome is a condition that causes liver and brain damage.
The cause is not clear, but it usually occurs in children with chicken pox or the flu who receive Aspirin for fever. The symptoms include nausea and vomiting, with confusion, lethargy, disorientation, and agitation.Can lead to a state of coma and death. The best prevention is to not use Aspirin to reduce your child's fever.
Dr. Ruben Nazario
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Childhood disease

Reye syndrome is sudden (acute) brain damage and liver function problems of unknown cause.
For prevention, do not give a child Aspirin or Aspirin containing products unless specifically told to do so by a doctor. See http://goo.Gl/djao4 and http://sgoti.Ws/winvhh.

In brief: Childhood disease

Reye syndrome is sudden (acute) brain damage and liver function problems of unknown cause.
For prevention, do not give a child Aspirin or Aspirin containing products unless specifically told to do so by a doctor. See http://goo.Gl/djao4 and http://sgoti.Ws/winvhh.
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