Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V11120661
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome should be considered by recurrent vomiting
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is characterised by unrelenting nausea, recurrent vomiting, abdominal pain and compulsive, hot bathing behaviour. The symptoms contrast the traditional effects associated with cannabis use. We report a “textbook example” of a 26-year-old man with CHS. CHS is an important differential diagnosis to consider in patients with similar symptoms and the distinctive symptom relief in hot water. Early recognition may prevent extensive, unnecessary medical examinations and frequent hospital admissions.