Possible complications

As a result of advances in diagnosing and treating Reye's syndrome, the majority of children and young adults who develop it will survive, and some will make a full recovery.

However, Reye's syndrome can leave some people with a degree of permanent brain damage caused by the swelling of their brain.

Long-term difficulties sometimes associated with Reye's syndrome include:

  • poor attention span and memory
  • some loss of vision or hearing
  • speech and language difficulties
  • problems with movement and posture
  • difficulty swallowing
  • problems with everyday tasks, such as dressing or using the toilet

If your child develops anylong-term problems, an individual care plan will be drawn up to address their needs. The planwill be reassessed as they get older.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018