- Frequent or persistent vomiting
- Drowsiness and fatigue
- Personality changes, such as irritability and aggression
- Disordered speech
- Hyperventilation—rapid or deep breathing
- Loss of consciousness
- Inability to breathe without help
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- Decrease inflammation
- Lower pressure of fluid in the brain
- Prevent seizures
- Reduce vomiting
- Reduce blood ammonia levels (may also require dialysis)
- Ventilator—to take over breathing
- Drainage procedure or decompression craniotomy—to reduce pressure in the brain
- Do not give aspirin to children and teens with a current or recent viral infection. Check with your doctor before giving aspirin to a child or teen.
- Avoid giving children and teens medications that contain salicylates. Examples include Alka-Seltzer, Anacin, Bufferin, and Pepto-Bismol.
American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.healthychildren.org/
National Reye's Syndrome Foundation http://www.reyessyndrome.org
About Kids Health http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca
Alberta Children's Services http://www.child.alberta.ca/
Kleigman RM, Jensen HB, Behrman RE, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2007.
Reye Syndrome. American Liver Foundation website. Available at: http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/reye/ . Accessed February 28, 2013.
Reyes Syndrome. National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reyes%5Fsyndrome/reyes%5Fsyndrome.htm . Accessed February 28, 2013.
What is Reyes Syndrome? National Reyes Syndrome website. Available at: http://reyessyndrome.org/what.html . Accessed February 28, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 11/26/2012 -