Reye's Syndrome: Introduction
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 ... more about Reye's Syndrome.
Reye's Syndrome: A syndrome in children recovering from infection and associated with aspirin.
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Misdiagnosis and Reye's Syndrome
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or ...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild ...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the
symptoms are...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as ...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the...read more »
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Prognosis for Reye's Syndrome
Prognosis for Reye's Syndrome:
Good for early diagnosis and treatment; degraded for delayed treatment or if the patient suffers seizures, coma or breathing difficulties.
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Prevention of Reye's Syndrome
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None of these methods guarantee prevention of Reye's Syndrome.
- Avoid aspirin - aspirin is not recommended for all children and teenagers; use other flu or cold medications such as acetaminophen instead.
- Take care with anti-nausea medicines - these can hide the fact that the real reason for the vomiting is Reye's Syndrome.
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NINDS Reye's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)
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
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Reye's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
The Flu, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)
Reye's syndrome, a condition that affects the nerves,
sometimes develops in children and adolescents who are recovering
from the flu. Reye's syndrome begins with nausea and vomiting, but
the progressive mental changes (such as confusion or delirium) cause
the greatest concern. (Source: excerpt from The Flu, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
Definitions of Reye's Syndrome:
A form of encephalopathy with fatty infiltration of the LIVER, characterized by brain EDEMA and VOMITING that may rapidly progress to SEIZURES; COMA; and DEATH. It is caused by a generalized loss of mitochondrial function leading to disturbances in fatty acid and CARNITINE metabolism.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Acquired brain disorder following acute viral infections (especially influenza or chicken pox) in young children
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Reye's Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Reye's Syndrome, or a subtype of Reye's Syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Reye's Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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