Cyclic vomiting syndrome

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

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Cyclic vomiting syndrome

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Cyclic vomiting syndrome (US English) or cyclical vomiting syndrome (UK English) (CVS) is a condition whose symptoms are recurring attacks of intense nausea, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain and/or headaches or migraines. Cyclic vomiting usually develops during childhood usually ages 3ā€“7; although it often remits during adolescence, it can persist into adult life.Lindley KJ, Andrews PL. "Pathogenesis and Treatment of Cylical Vomiting." J Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 41 S38-S40 2005.Li BU et al., "North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Management of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome". J Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 47 379-393 2008. Represents the official recommendations of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition for the diagnosis and management of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.


Sufferers may vomit or retch six to twelve times an hour, and an episode may last from a few hours to well over three weeks and in some cases into months, with a median episode duration of 41 hours.Li BU, Fleisher DR. "Cyclic vomiting syndrome: features to be explained by a pathophysiologic model." Dig Dis Sci 44: 13Sā€“8S 1999. Acid, bile, and (if the...
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