Reye’s syndrome is a rare but very serious condition that involves acute encephalopathy, cerebral edema and fatty liver failure. The pathophysiology is not fully understood but what we do know points to mitochondrial injury secondary to viral illness and the use of aspirin in young children.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Who is most affected by Reye’s syndrome
  • Complications of the condition
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Key assessments and diagnostic tests
  • Nursing interventions and other treatments
  • What to teach parents

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