Cyclic vomiting syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial cyclic vomiting syndrome (subtype)
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nausea and vomiting. Episodes can last for hours or days. Each episode is usually similar to previous ones. Other symptoms may include physical exhaustion, pale skin, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, and/or fever. CVS can begin at any age but is most often diagnosed in children around 5 years of age. The underlying cause of CVS is not known, but children who suffer from migraines are more likely to develop CVS. Treatment aims to control symptoms and may include anti-nausea drugs, sedatives, medications that suppress stomach acid, and/or antidepressants.Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a condition characterized by recurrent episodes of severe
Last updated: 11/12/2014
- Cyclic vomiting syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. March, 2014; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cyclic-vomiting-syndrome. Accessed 11/12/2014.
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- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Cyclic vomiting syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders has an overview of Cyclic vomiting syndrome as well as more information for patients and their families.
- The Mayo Foundation for Education and Research provides information about cyclic vomiting syndrome. Click on the above link to access information about this condition.
- The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC), part of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), offers information on this condition. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The National Headache Foundation provides information about cyclic vomiting syndrome. Click on the above link to read more about cyclic vomiting syndrome.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
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- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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