Saturday, September 30, 2017

Repeated USMLE Questions Step 1- 172

A 9-year-old boy presents to his physician with a complaint of headache, sore throat and fever. After taking history, the physician warned the parents recommending that they should never administer aspirin to the boy for the risk of having a disease that is characterized by which of the following?




D-Chronic diarrhea



Reye's syndrome is a rare side effect of aspirin especially in those who are recovering from a flu or chickenpox. It affects mainly the liver and the brain. It causes seizures and hepatomegaly. Other choices are not related to Reye's syndrome.

The correct answer is E

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