NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,041 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- Reye syndrome
- listen (ray SIN-drome)
- A rare disease that damages the brain and liver and causes death if not treated. It occurs most often in children younger than 15 years who have had a fever-causing virus, such as chickenpox or flu. Taking aspirin during a viral illness may increase the risk of Reye syndrome.