Reye's syndrome

What is Reye's syndrome?

Reye's (Ryes) syndrome is a rare but serious condition that causes swelling in the liver and brain. Reye's syndrome most often affects children and teenagers recovering from a viral infection and who may also have a metabolic disorder. Signs and symptoms such as confusion, seizures and loss of consciousness require emergency treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment can save the life.

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Hi. I recently just got over either a cold or flu about 3 days ago. Today I started feeling some symptoms of the cold/flu and feel like I might be...

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Please do not worry.Not all people who take aspirin will get Reyes syndrome .But in any person with flu like...

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My 4yr old has 102 temp and I am giving her Meftal P every 8 hrs. If her temp goes beyond 102 after 5 hours can I give another dose....

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Whenever children have fever, we never prescribe a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Meftal. These drugs can...

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I seldom drink alcohol but have a GGT level of 230. What are the probable causes? What should I do?

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Elevated GGT levels may indicate that something is damaging the liver but not specifically what. High GGT...

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This is Dr Khare, I am also a paediatrician . My grand son is suffering from Hand foot mouth disease with an ULCER on the tounge, which...

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