Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45--46

Cyclic vomiting syndrome


Shah Aiman, Bharti Kundal, Gurika Chopra 
 Department of Gastroenterology, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Shah Aiman
Department of Gastroenterology, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab
India

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) consists of recurrent paroxysms of severe nausea and vomiting separated by symptom-free periods. A 12-year-old boy presented with recurrent vomiting over a period of 3 years. Episodes occurred over a period of 6 months, and the patient remained normal for next 6 months. About 8 such episodes occurred in the last 6 months. Physical and neurological examinations were normal. All routine investigations were normal. He was started on cognitive behavioral therapy and cyproheptadine and improved gradually. CVS is considered a functional brain-gut disorder and is characterized by recurrent, sudden, stereotypical, disabling, discrete episodes of intense nausea and vomiting that can last a few hours to days interspersed with varying weeks of symptom-free intervals. Integrated treatment combining pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, psycho-educational and lifestyle aspects as well as family therapy provides the best chances of successful treatment.


How to cite this article:
Aiman S, Kundal B, Chopra G. Cyclic vomiting syndrome .Saudi J Med Med Sci 2016;4:45-46


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Aiman S, Kundal B, Chopra G. Cyclic vomiting syndrome . Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Apr 22 ];4:45-46
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