When cyclic vomiting pattern starts in young adults, the differential diagnosis is different than in toddlers. A case in point is a recent think like a doctor column from NY Times.
The initial presentation described a 25-year-old man who gets sweaty and nauseated and starts vomiting uncontrollably every few weeks.
1st the link with the case challenge: challenged Well readers to figure out
A big clue in this case was the fact that hot showers ameliorated his symptoms.
Now the answer, full link: http://nyti.ms/1lcPJKj
“The correct diagnosis is…
Cannabinoid hyperemesis caused by smoking synthetic marijuana.”
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