Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Needs Improved Diagnosis and Treatment

Cyclic vomiting syndrome, or CVS, is a disorder marked by recurrent and severe episodes of vomiting and is believed to be related to migraine. It is frequently misdiagnosed, and B.U.K. Li, MD, a professor of pediatrics (gastroenterology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, provided insights into its diagnosis and treatment at the Annual Academy of Pediatrics conference in October in San Diego.

Sumatriptan Injection Effective for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a form of migraine typically seen in children and characterized by explosive, recurrent, prolonged and severe attacks of vomiting with no other underlying cause. Because people with the syndrome can’t take oral medications, a small trial in Japan studied the effect of sumatriptan given as a subcutaneous injection and as a nasal spray.

Kids Korner Archive: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

By Sumit Parikh, M.D. Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Neurogenetics/Neurometabolism Clinic and the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Center, Neuroscience Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Q. My child has headaches that occur every month. They’re mild, but he also vomits frequently and intensely for several hours. Are these migraines or something else?