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Inherited Metabolic Disorders Which Can Simulate Reye's Syndrome


Information providing a summary of each of the Metabolic Disorders which can simulate Reye's syndrome, and referred to in this section can be found by visiting Climb (National Information Centre for Metabolic Diseases) website viz:-

To find the particular disorder go to the menu option titled "Disorder" and look for the alphabetical listing.  Climb provides up to date information in a non technical language, including brief summaries to pass on to family, schools and friends.  Technical information is also available to doctors and healthcare professionals.

The 26 identified Inherited Metabolic Disorders which can simulate Reye's syndrome (referred to in the previous section under the sub head "What are Reye-like Syndromes?" are listed under the following sub-heads viz:-

  • Lipid metabolism
  • Amino Acid Metabolism
  • Carbohydrates Metabolism
  • Other Defects

In the three instances where the information about a condition is not provided by Climb, or there is a need for clarification, each note at the end of the appropriate listing draws the attention of the reader to the relevant detail.

These listings are updated by Dr. Simon Olpin, PhD, FRCPath, Lead Clinical Scientist in Metabolic Biochemistry, Sheffield Children's Hospital UK.     


Review April 2017