also Reye syndrome n : an often fatal encephalopathy esp. of childhood characterized by fever, vomiting, fatty infiltration of the liver, and swelling of the kidneys and brain
Reye, 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.
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