Reye's syndrome

Reye's syndrome
/ruyz, rayz/, Pathol.
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.
[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 — noun Etymology: R.D.K. Reye died 1977 Australian pathologist Date: 1965 an often fatal encephalopathy especially of childhood characterized by fever, vomiting, fatty infiltration of the liver, and swelling of the kidneys and brain called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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