Cyclic vomiting syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial cyclic vomiting syndrome (subtype)
Your QuestionMy daughter was diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome a few years ago. Over the last 18 months, she has been symptom-free without medication. Is it true that children can outgrow this condition?
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Most published case studies indicate that cyclic vomiting syndrome(CVS) lasts an average of 2.5 to 5.5 years. Many cases resolve in late childhood or early adolescence. A few patients continue to have symptoms into adulthood. Many children with CVS progress from vomiting episodes to abdominal migraines and then to migraine headaches during adolescence.
Last updated: 12/19/2013
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- Boles RG. Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2012; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/889/viewAbstract. Accessed 12/19/2013.
- What is CVS?. Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association. http://cvsaonline.org/what-is-cvs/. Accessed 12/19/2013.