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Reye's syndrome is a disease that affects all the organs, but causes the most harm to the brain and the liver. The disease was first officially identified more than 40 years ago by a doctor in North Carolina, although it has been around for at least 70 years. Find out more about the disease by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the American Liver Foundation.
8. What is the treatment for Reye's syndrome?
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There is no cure for Reye's syndrome. A child who develops the condition and early on is monitored carefully for proper fluid and electrolyte balance has a good chance for recovery. Those who are not diagnosed early enough may develop brain damage or a coma. When Reye's syndrome was first officially identified, the death rate was 80 percent, according to the National Reye's Syndrome Foundation. Today, the death rate is approximately 50 percent.
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