GULHANE MEDICAL JOURNAL 2008 , Vol 50 , Issue 1
Cyclic vomiting syndrome: a case report
Necati Balamtekin1, Bülent Hacıhamdioğlu1, Bahadır Çalışkan2, M.Emre Taşçılar1, Rıdvan Akın1
1GATF Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları AD, Ankara
2GATF Çocuk Cerrahisi AD, Ankara
The cyclic vomiting syndrome is defined as the episodes of severe nausea and vomiting lasting hours to days. The patient is healthy between the episodes and has no clinical finding. This disease is one of the rare periodic syndromes described mostly in children of school age. The differential diagnosis is difficult because many diseases may present with episodic vomiting. In this article an infant diagnosed to have cyclic vomiting syndrome is presented, and clinical features of the disease is discussed along with the literature findings. Keywords : Child, cyclic vomiting syndrome