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Reye's syndrome: is a potentially fatal disease that causes numerous detrimental effects to many organs, especially the brain and liver. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Reye's syndrome, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Reye's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
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)
Reye's syndrome (RS) is primarily a children's disease, although it can occur at any age. It affects... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Reye's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
Reye's syndrome, a condition that affects the nerves, sometimes develops... (Source: excerpt from The Flu, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
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)
Rare, acute, sometimes fatal disease of childhood, most often occurring as a sequel of varicella or a viral upper respiratory infection of childhood; marked by recurrent vomiting and elevated serum transaminase levels with distinctive changes in the liver and other viscera; an encephalopathic phase with acute brain swelling disturbances of consciousness and seizures may follow.
- (Source - CRISP)
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 Institute of Health)
The list below shows some of the causes of Reye's syndrome mentioned in various sources:
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Medical Conditions associated with Reye's syndrome:
Body symptoms (5672 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Liver symptoms (1644 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Liver problems (1613 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes)
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