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CASE REPORT
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome: a guide for the practising clinician
  1. Sanjin Bajgoric,
  2. Kiran Samra,
  3. Subashini Chandrapalan,
  4. Nishant Gautam
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sanjin Bajgoric, sanjinbajgoric{at}gmail.com

Summary

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world. The medicinal value of cannabis as an antiemetic is well known by the medical fraternity. A less well-recognised entity is the potential for certain chronic users to develop hyperemesis. We describe the case of a young man who presented to us with features of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. We review the current literature on this condition, its pathogenesis and management.

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