Reye's syndrome

What is Reye's syndrome?

Reye's syndrome meaning A rare disease that damages the brain and liver and causes death if not treated. It occurs most often in children younger than 15 years who have had a fever-causing virus, such as chickenpox or flu. Taking aspirin during a viral illness may increase the risk of Reye's syndrome.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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