Combination of symptoms in which there is acute encephalopathy and various organ damage. This occurs in children under 15 years of age who have had a viral infection.
a life-threatening condition involving brain inflammation and vomiting that may occur in children and adolescents following an illness with fever.
A life-threatening disease that affects the liver and the brain and sometimes occurs after a viral infection, such as flu or chickenpox. Children or teenagers who are given aspirin for flu or chickenpox are at increased risk of developing Reye's syndrome.