TITLE

Reye's syndrome

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1907
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Reye's syndrome" is presented. It refers to a syndrome marked by acute encephalopathy and fatty infiltration of the liver and possibly of the pancreas, heart, kidney, spleen, and lymph nodes. The cause of the disease is still unclear but epidemiological studies have held association with increased use of aspirin and other salicylates as a reason behind this illness.
ACCESSION #
21244164

 

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