What is the prognosis of Reye syndrome in pediatric chickenpox?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Reye syndrome was associated with varicella when aspirin use was common. Identification of this association now has made acetaminophen the preferred drug, and Reye syndrome has become rare.


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