What are Reye-Like Syndromes?
Many rare genetic (inherited) disorders of the body chemistry (metabolic disorders) are now known to cause a disorder similar to Reye's syndrome. The early treatment of these Reye-like disorders is similar to that of Reye's syndrome but some require special drugs or diets for treatment and to prevent recurrence of the disorder.
Special laboratory tests are required to make certain that such disorders are excluded in all children and young persons with suspected Reye's syndrome.
Furthermore other children and young persons in the family may also have the genetic disorder in a latent form.
For further information visit the sections headed "Reye-like syndromes" and "Metabolic Disorders".
Next review December 2019