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Reye syndrome

Disease definition

A rare, systemic disease characterized by persistent vomiting with confusion, lethargy, disorientation, hyperreflexia, hyperventilation, and tachycardia, with rapid progression to seizures, non-inflammatory encephalopathy, coma and death. It typically develops between 12 hours and 3 weeks after recovery from a viral illness, such as upper respiratory tract infection or gastroenteritis. Hepatomegaly, acute hepatic steatosis, fatty liver degeneration and multiple laboratory abnormalities are associated.

ORPHA:3096

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Childhood, Adolescent, Infancy, Adult
  • ICD-10: G93.7
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0035400
  • MeSH: D012202
  • GARD: 7570
  • MedDRA: 10039012

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