July 1970

Encephalopathy and Fatty Degeneration of the Viscera in Thai Children

Author Affiliations

Bangkok, Thailand; Udornthani, Thailand; Bangkok, Thailand
From the Medical Research Laboratory, SEATO Medical Project (Drs. Olson, Bourgeois, Grossman, and Smith), Bangkok, Thailand; the Udorn Provincial Hospital (Drs. Keschamras and Harikul), Udornthani, Thailand; and Faculty of Public Health (Dr. Sanyakorn), Bangkok, Thailand.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(1):1-2. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100060035001

A disease similar to Reye's syndrome has been found to exist as an endemic disorder in Thailand. Autopsy evidence has established its occurrence since at least 1963. During a four-month period, 13 cases were found at one hospital, and evidence suggests it is common throughout the entire northeastern region of Thailand.