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Reye's Syndrome

Medline NLM definition of Reye Syndrome: An acute, potentially fatal metabolic disease seen primarily in children and characterized clinically by vomiting, hypoglycemia, and confusion, which may progress to coma. Pathologic features include cerebral edema and fatty infiltration of the liver and other organs.

Reye's syndrome: information from the NHS website

Reye's syndrome: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke information (US site)

Reye Syndrome: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

PubMed Medline search on Reye's syndrome

Support Groups

National Reye's Syndrome Foundation UK
The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation UK is a charity that helps fund research into the causes, treatment and prevention of Reye's syndrome. It also provides information for both the public and healthcare professionals, plus support for parents whose children have had the syndrome.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.