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Reye's syndrome

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Reye’s syndrome is the reason that junior aspirin was withdrawn from the market in the UK some years ago now. Take a look at the symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Recurrent vomiting
  • Listlessness
  • Personality changes
  • Progressive mental changes
  • Irritability
  • Combativeness
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lethargy
  • Agitation
  • Disorientation
  • Delirium
  • Convulsions
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Brain swelling
  • Encephalopathy
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Enlarged liver
  • Reye’s Syndrome from

If you are food chemical intolerant you will probably recognise most of these symptoms and associate them with salicylates, i.e. aspirin.


Written by alienrobotgirl

16 August, 2006 at 3:45 pm

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