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CASE REPORT
Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome

Summary

A young woman with chronic cannabis use presents with 2-day history of cyclical nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Clinical and laboratory examination excluded other causes. Patient’s symptoms improved with topical capsaicin, hot showers, antiemetics and she was subsequently discharged home 4 days later. The patient was educated on side effects of cannabis use and chose to stop cannabis use completely.

  • global health
  • toxicology
  • unwanted effects / adverse reactions
  • drugs misuse (including addiction)
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