Olivia Wilson and colleagues explain a syndrome caused by regular cannabis use that involves vomiting but does not respond to antiemetics
Cannabinoid hyperemesis is a newly emerging syndrome that manifests as intractable nausea and vomiting in people who regularly smoke cannabis. The signs and symptoms are relieved by bathing in hot water and by stopping smoking cannabis but are unresponsive to antiemetics. This article briefly examines the possible causes and clinical presentation of the condition and uses a case study to describe the management of patients.
Emergency Nurse. 23, 8, 22-25. doi: 10.7748/en.23.8.22.s25Correspondence
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Received: 11 October 2015
Accepted: 06 November 2015
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