Reye syndrome

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Reye syndrome

Reye syndrome is a serious condition that results in liver and brain swelling. It is thought that it is triggered by the use of asprin to treat viral infections like the flu or chickenpox, particularly in children with fatty acid oxidation disorders. Blood sugar decreases while ammonia and acidity in the blood increases. In children under two years symptoms include diarrhea and rapid breathing. In older children symptoms include persistant vomiting and lethargy. Additional symptoms may be irritable or irrational behavior, disorentation or hallucinations, weakness or paralysis in the arms or legs, seizures, excessive lethargy, and decreased consciousness.

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National Reye's Syndrome Foundation

In 1974, the National Reye's Syndrome Foundation, a health advocacy organization, was incorporated as a 501(c)3 charity, whose mission is to eradicate the incidence of Reye's Syndrome.

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2012

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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National Reye's Syndrome Foundation

In 1974, the National Reye's Syndrome Foundation, a health advocacy organization, was incorporated as a 501(c)3 charity, whose mission is to eradicate the incidence of Reye's Syndrome.

http://www.reyessyndrome.org

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2012

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

http://www.pediatricbrainfoundation.org

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Reye syndrome" returned 15 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Adult Reye-like syndrome associated with serologic evidence of acute parvovirus B19 infection.
 

Author(s): Paulo Sérgio Gonçalves da Costa, Geyza Machado Ribeiro, Thiago Cardoso Vale, Thaís Gomes Casali, Flávio José Barbosa Leite

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;15(5):482-3.

 

Reye's syndrome is an infrequently diagnosed medical condition affecting mainly children. The etiology, epidemiology and natural history of Reye's syndrome have been cloudily written in footnotes of medical books and exotic papers since the initial description in early 1950s. We report ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2012

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Aspirin, Reye syndrome, Kawasaki disease, and allergies; a reconsideration of the links.
 

Author(s): H P van Bever, S C Quek, T Lim

Journal: Arch. Dis. Child.. 2004 Dec;89(12):1178.

 

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2004

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Primary systemic carnitine deficiency presenting as recurrent Reye-like syndrome and dilated cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Jia-Woei Hou

Journal: Chang Gung Med J. 2002 Dec;25(12):832-7.

 

Carnitine deficiency syndrome is a rare and potentially fatal but treatable metabolic disorder. I present a 6-year-old girl with primary systemic carnitine deficiency (SCD) proved by very low plasma carnitine level. Her major clinical features included neonatal metabolic acidosis, ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2003

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The terms "Reye syndrome" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impact of fatty acid oxidation disorders in child neurology: from Reye syndrome to Pandora's box.
 

Author(s): Ingrid Tein

Journal: Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015 Apr;57(4):304-6.

 

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2015

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Reye syndrome--insights on causation and prognosis.
 

Author(s): J F Glasgow, B Middleton

Journal: Arch. Dis. Child.. 2001 Nov;85(5):351-3.

 

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2001

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