Reye Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 02, 2018
  • Author: Debra L Weiner, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Reye syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of Reye syndrome?

Which pathogens are associated with Reye syndrome?

What is the role of salicylates in the etiology of Reye syndrome?

In addition to salicylates, which medications cause Reye syndrome?

What is the role of toxins in the etiology of Reye syndrome?

Which inborn errors of metabolism are associated with Reye syndrome?

What is the prevalence of Reye syndrome in the US?

What is the global prevalence of Reye syndrome?

Which patient groups have the highest incidence of Reye syndrome?

What is the prognosis of Reye syndrome?

What are the risk factors for Reye syndrome mortality?

What are the survival rates for Reye syndrome?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Reye syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of Reye syndrome?

What is the CDC classification of Reye syndrome?

What are the CDC diagnostic criteria for Reye syndrome?

What are the possible complications of Reye syndrome?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of Reye syndrome?

Which factors suggest an inborn error of metabolism (IEM) etiology for Reye syndrome?

What are the differential diagnoses for Reye Syndrome?

Workup

What is included in the workup of Reye syndrome?

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of Reye syndrome?

Which invasive procedures are performed in the diagnosis and treatment for Reye syndrome?

What is the role of imaging in the diagnosis of Reye syndrome?

What is the role of electroencephalogram (EEG) in the diagnosis of Reye syndrome?

Treatment

How is Reye syndrome treated?

What is stage-specific treatment for Reye syndrome?

How is stage 0-1 Reye syndrome treated?

How is stage 2 Reye syndrome treated?

How is stage 3-5 Reye syndrome treated?

How is Reye syndrome prevented?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Reye syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Reye Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antiemetics are used in the treatment of Reye Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Alkalinizing Agents are used in the treatment of Reye Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Hyperammonemia Treatment Agents are used in the treatment of Reye Syndrome?