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Information for Parents, Young Adults and General Public

Are there lasting effects?

Survival is related to the severity of the cerebral oedema (brain swelling). Some patients recover completely. Others may sustain slight to severe permanent brain damage.

Patients surviving Reye's syndrome require follow up, with developmental and neurological assessment. For further information see the section on 'Life After R.S.'.


Next review: December 2019