• What is the actual eponymous medical sign/syndrome/repair/classification…


1929 – First recorded

1963 – Reye, Morgan and Baral published in Lancet

1964 – George Johnson published after Influenza B outbreak

1979 – Starko et al statistically-significant link between aspirin use and Reye syndrome

1980 – CDC cautioned physicians and parents about the association between Reye syndrome and the use of salicylates in children and teenagers with chickenpox or virus-like illnesses

1986 – FDA warning label for aspirin-containing medications

Associated Persons

Alternative names
  • Reye’s syndrome
  • Reye-Johnson syndrome


Original articles

Review articles


the names behind the name

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