reye's syndrome

Kawasaki’s Disease

This is a necrotizing vasculitis that is believed to be caused by a virus.

  • Causes Coronary Artery Aneurysms
    • Also pericarditis, myocarditis, AMI
  • MC in asian babies (under 5)
  • Symptoms of Fever (5+ days) and Creams
    • Conjunctivitis (BL)
    • Rash (desquamation)
    • Edema
    • Adenopathy (cervical)/ Anemia (normocytic, normochromic)
    • Mucous Membranes (Strawberry tongue)
    • Sterile Pyuria
  • Treatments
    • IVIG
    • ASA (high does lowers chance of arterial aneurysm)
          • In children the ASA + virus can cause REYE’S SYNDROME
            • Reye’s syndrome = virus + salicylate (ASA/Peptobismol)
            • Vomiting/HA/Seizure/lethargy
            • ENCEPHALOPATHY w/elevated liver enzymes
            • Low blood sugar, high ammonia + Acid

KAWASAKI DUDES! Surfers get fevers from being in the sun 5 days a week and they need to cool down with drinks of CREAM. They’re out on the waves to heal their broken hearts.

Reye is youngest surfer on the beach and he got a swollen head thinking he was the best. He took some ASA for the headache and ended up hurling his lunch of liver!  Not cool dude.

Originally posted by nickelodeon