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Glossary for Reye's Syndrome

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Breathing difficulty: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Cardiac arrest: Stoppage of the heart, usually caused by heart attack
  • Carnitine transporter deficiency: An inherited deficiency of carnitine caused by the impaired ability of the carnitine transporter protein to carry the carnitine to where it is needed. Instead the carnitine is excreted through the urine. Fasting or illness can trigger a severe attack.
  • Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Coagulopathy: A disorder of the blood where it fails to clot normally.
  • Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Common cold: A cold is a relatively minor contagious infection of the nose and throat that can be caused by a number of different viruses (e.g. rhinoviruses, coronaviruses). There are over 200 different viruses that have the potential to cause the common cold. Although colds can cause discomfort they are not considered a serious condition.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Diabetic Diarrhea: Diarrhea that occurs in diabetics as a result of the damage done by diabetes to the digestive system. Digestive system damage is caused by intestinal neuropathy (damage to intestinal nerves) or bacterial overgrowth or both.
  • Drug overdose: A condition characterized by the consumption in excess of a particular drug causing adverse effects
  • Encephalitis: Dangerous infection of the brain
  • Flu: Very common viral respiratory infection.
  • Gastroenteritis: Acute stomach or intestine inflammation
  • Heart complications: Any complication that relates to the heart
  • Heart failure: Slow failure of the heart (cardiac insufficiency).
  • Hemorrhage: Bleeding of any type (especially when referring to severe bleeding)
  • Irregular heartbeat: An irregular beat of a persons heart
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Listlessness: Feeling ill-at-ease
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
  • Lymph symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lymphatic system or lymph nodes
  • Meningitis: Dangerous infection of the membranes surrounding the brain.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Pancreas symptoms: Symptoms affecting the pancreas gland
  • Permanent brain damage: A condition which is characterized by damage to the brains function that is permanent in nature
  • Personality change: Change in a person's behavior and personality
  • Poisoning: The condition produced by poison
  • Retinoschisis: A rare inherited or acquired condition where the retina separates into two layers resulting in progressive vision loss.
  • Reye's Syndrome: A syndrome in children recovering from infection and associated with aspirin.
  • Spleen symptoms: Symptoms affecting the spleen
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: SIDS is a syndrome marked by the symptoms of sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant aged one month to one year.
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.


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