- Reye's syndrome 'rīz-also 'rāz- also Reye syndrome 'rī-also 'rā- n an often fatal encephalopathy esp. of childhood characterized by fever, vomiting, fatty infiltration of the liver, and swelling of the kidneys and brainReye 'rī Ralph Douglas Kenneth (1912-1977)Australian pathologist. Reye held the post of director of pathology at a hospital for children in Sydney, Australia. From 1951 to 1962 he studied 21 cases of Reye's syndrome. He presented his findings in an article published in 1963.
* * *a rare disorder occurring in childhood. It is characterized by the symptoms of encephalitis combined with evidence of liver failure. Often, the symptoms develop in the apparent recovery phase of a viral infection. Treatment is aimed at controlling cerebral oedema and correcting metabolic abnormalities in order to allow spontaneous recovery, but there is still a significant mortality and there may be residual brain damage. The cause is not known, but aspirin has been implicated and this drug should not be used in children below the age of 12 unless specifically indicated.R. D. K. Reye (1912-77), Australian histopathologist
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
Reye's syndrome — [rīz] n. [after R. D. Reye, Austral pathologist who first described it (1963)] a rare, acute, often fatal disease, usually of children, characterized by neurological disorders, swelling of the brain, and enlargement of the liver: it is associated … English World dictionary
Reye's syndrome — Infobox Disease Name = Reye s syndrome Caption = DiseasesDB = 11463 ICD10 = ICD10|G|93|7|g|90 ICD9 = ICD9|331.81 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 001565 eMedicineSubj = emerg eMedicineTopic = 399 MeshName = Reye+Syndrome MeshNumber = C06.552.241.649… … Wikipedia
Reye-Johnson syndrome — Reye John·son syndrome (riґ jonґsən) [R.D.K. Reye; George Magnus Johnson, American physician, born 1935] Reye syndrome … Medical dictionary
Reye's syndrome — Reye s′ syn drome (rīz, rāz), n. pat a rare disorder occurring primarily in children after a viral illness and associated with aspirin usage, characterized by vomiting, swelling of the brain, and liver dysfunction • Etymology: after Ralph Douglas … From formal English to slang
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
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:… … Universalium
Reye's syndrome — [ reɪz, rʌɪz] noun a life threatening metabolic disorder in young children, of uncertain cause. Origin 1960s: named after the Australian paediatrician Ralph D. K. Reye … English new terms dictionary
Reye's syndrome — a rare disorder occurring in childhood. It is characterized by the symptoms of encephalitis combined with evidence of liver failure. Often, the symptoms develop in the apparent recovery phase of a viral infection. Treatment is aimed at… … The new mediacal dictionary
Reye's syndrome — noun acquired encephalopathy following acute viral infections (especially influenza or chicken pox) in young children; characterized by fever, vomiting, disorientation, coma, and fatty infiltration of the liver • Hypernyms: ↑brain disorder,… … Useful english dictionary
Reye's syndrome — An acute, potentially fatal disease of childhood that is characterized by severe edema of the brain and increased intracranial pressure, vomiting, hypoglycemia, and liver dysfunction. The cause is unknown but is almost always associated with a… … Dictionary of microbiology