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What is Reye's syndrome?
2 years ago
Reye's syndrome is a rare illness that children can develop while recovering from a viral infection such as the flu, a cold, or chicken pox. It affects all organs of the body but is most harmful to the brain and the liver. Reye's syndrome causes the brain to swell. Massive amounts of fat often accumulate in the liver and other organs. If left untreated, Reye's can quickly lead to liver failure, brain damage, and even death.