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doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181fe9189
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Pediatric Cannabinoid Hyperemesis: Two Cases

Miller, Joseph B. MD*; Walsh, Mark MD†; Patel, Pankaj A. MD‡; Rogan, Michael MD†; Arnold, Cliff BA†; Maloney, Megan BS†; Donnino, Michael MD§∥

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Cannabinoid hyperemesis has recently been described in the literature. It is a syndrome characterized by severe nausea and hyperemesis in the setting of chronic marijuana abuse and, to date, has been described only in adults. We describe the syndrome in 2 pediatric patients, for whom extensive gastrointestinal workups failed to identify a clear cause and cessation of marijuana use resulted in the alleviation of their symptoms. As in most published adult cases, compulsive bathing was present in both of these cases.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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