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?
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