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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Adults

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a disorder with recurrent episodes of severe nausea and vomiting interspersed with symptom free periods. While CVS has been studied in pediatric populations, its occurrence in adults has been underappreciated. It is now thought that this crippling syndrome can occur in a range of age groups from children to adults. Recognizing and treating the condition are discussed.

Topics: CVS, Fact Sheet, Motility, Nausea, vomiting, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Stomach Disorders

About the Authors

  • Farid Namin, MD

    Center for Gastrointestinal Nerve and Muscle Function, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

  • Richard W. McCallum, MD

    Associate Professor and Founding Chairman of Internal Medicine; Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX

  • Kathleen Adams

    President and Research Liaison, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association

  • Henry P. Parkman, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

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