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Cyclic vomiting syndrome
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Cyclic vomiting syndrome

Contributors: Abhijeet Waghray MD, Eric Ingerowski MD, FAAP
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Synopsis

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is an idiopathic disorder characterized by recurring episodes of forceful vomiting followed by an absence of vomiting between cycles. Onset is acute. Episodes may last 24-48 hours in children or 3-6 days in adults; they follow a pattern unique to the patient. The average age of diagnosis is 9.6 years of age. Symptom-free intervals vary by individual but average 3 months.

Prodromal or concurrent signs and symptoms of cyclic vomiting syndrome include nausea, pallor, abdominal or epigastric pain, lethargy, headache, anorexia, diarrhea, photophobia, and fever. Studies show a link between cyclic vomiting syndrome and migraine headaches. Other associations include metabolic (food allergy), mitochondrial, catamenial, and endocrine disorders.

For more information, see OMIM.

Codes

ICD10CM:
G43.A0 – Cyclical vomiting, not intractable

SNOMEDCT:
18773000 – Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

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Last Reviewed:06/01/2018
Last Updated:07/17/2020
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Cyclic vomiting syndrome : Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Recurring episodes or relapses, Anorexia, Pallor
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