aspirin (in Reye's syndrome)
Last reviewed 05/2021
Reye's syndrome is a severe, non-inflammatory, progressive encephalitic illness of children that is accompanied by fatty infiltration of the liver. The peak incidence is 2 years of age.
Treatment is directed at reducing the raised intracranial pressure, correcting hypoglycaemia, and control of fevers and seizures.
About 30-40% of cases are fatal.