Reye syndrome

Last updated: Tuesday, 21, December, 2010
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 A rare mitochondrial disorder of acquired or genetic origin, occurring in children.

Acute onset of encephalopathy, hepatic failure and renal impairment. Bilirubin, ALT, AST, glucose; creatinine, urea, electrolytes, ammonium; blood gases; FBC.

Viral illness, especially 

Particularly in association with aspirin use.

See Influenza

Genetic disease, especially