Cause of Reye's Syndrome
The exact cause of Reye's syndrome is unknown. The disease may occur following a viral illness, particularly an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), influenza, varicella (chicken pox), or gastroenteritis. Reye's syndrome is particularly associated with the use of aspirin in children with viral infections. Nimesulide is another drug that could cause Reye’s syndrome when used in similar situations. Adults may rarely suffer Reye’s syndrome even in the absence of aspirin usage. Drugs like paracetamol, outdated tetracycline, valproic acid, zidovudine, didanosine, and antiemetics are also associated with Reye's or Reye's-like syndrome. Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEMs) produce Reye's-like syndromes.
Latest Publications and Research on Reye’s SyndromeMitochondrial Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders Associated with Short-Chain Enoyl-CoA Hydratase (ECHS1) Deficiency. - Published by PubMed