Reye's syndrome

Reye's syndrome

[rahyz, reyz]
noun Pathology.
an uncommon, severe disorder occurring primarily in children after a viral illness, as influenza or chickenpox, and associated with aspirin usage, involving swelling of the brain and liver and affecting other organs: symptoms include fever, projectile vomiting, confusion, and, sometimes, respiratory arrest.

Origin:
after Ralph Douglas Kenneth Reye (1912–78), Australian pediatrician, who co-wrote a description of the syndrome in 1963

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Reye's syndrome (raɪz, reɪz)
 
n
a rare metabolic disease in children that can be fatal, involving damage to the brain, liver, and kidneys
 
[C20: named after R. D. K. Reye (1912--78) Australian paediatrician]

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Reye's syndrome (rīz, rāz)
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.

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Reye's syndrome   (rīz)  Pronunciation Key 
A rare, 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 chickenpox or influenza.
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