Reye's syndrome


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Reye's syndrome acquired encephalopathy following acute viral infections (especially influenza or chicken pox) in young children; characterized by fever, vomiting, disorientation, coma, and fatty infiltration of the liver
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During that same time period, the association between aspirin and the severe neurologic disease, Reye's Syndrome, became apparent.
Reye's (RIZE) syndrome is a potentially fatal disease of the brain and liver.
Ralph Douglas Reye (RYE) was an Australian pathologist who first described the syndrome in young children, and the condition soon after became known as 'Reye's syndrome'.