Introduction: Reye's Syndrome


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Reye's Syndrome: A syndrome in children recovering from infection and associated with aspirin.

Reye's Syndrome: Reye's syndrome (RS) is primarily a children's disease, although it can occur at any age. It affects all organs of the body but is most harmful to the brain and the liver--causing an acute increase of pressure within the brain and, often, massive accumulations of fat in the liver and other organs. RS is defined as a two-phase illness because it generally occurs in conjunction with a previous viral infection, such as the flu or chicken pox. The disorder commonly occurs during recovery from a viral infection, although it can also develop 3 to 5 days after the onset of the viral illness. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Reye's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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