Cannabis Hyperemesis

Cannabis hyperemesis was first reported (after several cases) in 2004. 

“What is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome? Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) was first described in 2004 (1) and associates cyclic nausea and vomiting with abdominal pain in regular cannabis users (defined, in the most comprehensive systematic review on CHS, as at least weekly cannabis use (2). Typically, patients report compulsive hot showering or bathing to alleviate symptoms (encountered in 90-100% of reported cases and it has been proposed as a diagnostic criteria).(123)”

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

What you need to know A 26 year old man attends the emergency department with a four week history of diffuse abdominal pain and nausea, along with vomiting every 30 minutes. Laboratory test results show a sodium level of 124 mmol/L (reference range 135-145) and a creatinine level of 348 µmol/L (62-106).


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