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Reye syndrome is a rare illness that can affect the blood, liver, and brain of someone who has recently had a viral infection. It always follows another illness. Although it mostly affects children and teens, anyone can get it. It can develop quickly and without warning. It is most common during flu season. Symptoms include

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Listlessness
  • Personality change - such as irritability, combativeness or confusion
  • Delirium
  • Convulsions
  • Loss of consciousness

If these symptoms occur soon after a viral illness, seek medical attention immediately. Reye syndrome can lead to a coma and brain death, so quick diagnosis and treatment are critical. Treatment focuses on preventing brain damage. There is no cure.

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  1. Reye Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    Reye syndrome is a rare illness that can affect the blood, liver, and brain of someone who has ... after a viral illness, seek medical attention immediately. Reye syndrome can lead to a coma and brain death, ...
  2. Resources - Reye syndrome ... following organizations are good resources for information on Reye Syndrome : National Reye's Syndrome Foundation, Inc. - www.reyessyndrome.org ...
  3. Reye's Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Reye's Syndrome Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Reye's Syndrome? Is there any ... is being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What is Reye's Syndrome? Reye's syndrome (RS) is primarily a children's disease, ...
  4. Reye Syndrome (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Free Health Lessons Social Media: Connect With Us Reye Syndrome KidsHealth > Parents > Infections > Bacterial & Viral Infections > Reye Syndrome ... kids and teens, especially during viral illnesses. About Reye Syndrome Reye syndrome most often affects kids 4 to ...
  5. Reye Syndrome (American Liver Foundation)  
    ... Home > Your Liver > Liver Disease Information > Reye Syndrome Reye Syndrome Explore this section to learn more about Reye syndrome, including a description of the disease and how ...
  6. After Reye's Syndrome (National Reye's Syndrome Foundation)  
    ... eBooks & Apps Dick Van Dyke; NRSF Spokesperson After Reye's Syndrome: The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation offers the following ... injury. What are the Potential Problems of the Reye's Syndrome Survivor? Reye's Syndrome can result in brain damage ...
  7. National Reye's Syndrome Foundation (National Reye's Syndrome Foundation)  
    ... About Us .. Free Literature .. Contact Us .. .. What Is Reye's Syndrome The Aspirin Link Reye's & Chickenpox Reye's, Flu & H1N1 ... about a range of things all centered around Reye's Syndrome and aspirin... Learn More The Foundation makes a ...
  8. Reye syndrome is sudden (acute) brain damage and liver function problems of unknown cause. The syndrome has occurred ... when they have chicken pox or the flu. Reye syndrome has become very uncommon since aspirin is no ...
  9. Reye's Syndrome (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  10. updated 3/10/08 © National Reye's Syndrome Foundation Inc. 2008 Epidemiologic research has shown an association between the development of Reye's Syndrome and the use of aspirin-type ...
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