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Reye's syndrome


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An acute encephalopathy characterized by fever, vomiting, fatty infiltration of the liver, disorientation, and coma, occurring mainly in children and usually following a viral infection, such as chicken pox or influenza.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A potentially fatal disease that causes numerous detrimental effects to many organs, especially the brain and liver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


After Ralph Douglas Kenneth Reye (1912-1978), Australian pediatrician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Dr R. Douglas Reye. (Wiktionary)


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