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Reye Syndrome

A form of encephalopathy with fatty infiltration of the LIVER, characterized by brain EDEMA and VOMITING that may rapidly progress to SEIZURES; COMA; and DEATH. It is caused by a generalized loss of mitochondrial function leading to disturbances in fatty acid and CARNITINE metabolism.

Year introduced: 1998(1977)

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Tree Number(s): C06.552.241.649, C10.228.140.163.780, C18.452.132.780

MeSH Unique ID: D012202

Entry Terms:

  • Reye-Johnson Syndrome
  • Reye Johnson Syndrome
  • Fatty Liver with Encephalopathy
  • Reye's Syndrome
  • Reye Syndrome, Adult
  • Adult Reye Syndrome
  • Reye's Syndrome, Adult
  • Adult Reye's Syndrome
  • Reye-Like Syndrome
  • Reye Like Syndrome
  • Reye's-Like Syndrome
  • Reye's Like Syndrome

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