Topical choline salicylates implicated in Reye's syndrome

Oman, T.K.; Stewart, M.C.; Burns, A.; Lang, T,F.
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1376
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the case of a 20 month old boy in Great Britain who developed Reye's syndrome as a result of being given teething gel which contained topical choline salicylates. A discussion of international recommendations from the 1980s which suggested that preparations containing aspirin should not be given to children unless specifically indicated because of a link between aspirin and the development of Reye's syndrome is presented. British government regulations concerning salicylates and Reye's syndrome are discussed.


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