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Reye's syndrome in a young adult.
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PMID:  8437745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reye's syndrome (RS), originally known by the more descriptive name "encephalopathy with fatty degeneration of the viscera," was first described in children and is still seen mostly in them. However, there have been a few case reports of adult Reye's Syndrome (ARS) since the mid-1970s. The following report is a case of ARS in a previously healthy 26-year-old woman. Although the clinical description and the pathophysiology are well known in RS, the etiology and the pathogenesis are still far from clear. From available evidence a multifactorial cause seems likely, encompassing genetic susceptibility, environmental factors, and the convincing role of aspirin. Moreover, as there is increasing awareness of metabolic mimics, questions arise about the validity of some of the diagnoses of RS, even in Reye's original cases.
E D Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  158     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-22     Completed Date:  1993-03-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Internal Medicine Clinic, USAF Academy Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO 80840.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Coma / complications
Fever / complications
Influenza, Human / complications
Reye Syndrome / diagnosis*,  etiology
Comment In:
Mil Med. 1993 May;158(5):A5   [PMID:  8502387 ]

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