Basic Summary for Cyclic vomiting syndrome


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Main name of condition: Cyclic vomiting syndrome
Other names or spellings: CVS, Cyclical vomiting syndrome


What is Cyclic vomiting syndrome?
  Brief description of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: Repeated episodes of vomiting
How many people get Cyclic vomiting syndrome?
  Prevalance of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: 1 in 50 children (perhaps)
  Prevalance Rate of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: No one knows for sure how many people have CVS, but medical researchers believe that more people may have the disorder than is commonly thought (as many as 1 in 50 children in one study). 1
Who gets Cyclic vomiting syndrome?
  Patient Profile for Cyclic vomiting syndrome: Mostly in children
  Profile for Cyclic vomiting syndrome: CVS occurs mostly in children, but adults can have it, too. 1
How serious is Cyclic vomiting syndrome?
  Prognosis of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: CVS has no cure. Treatment varies by person, but people with CVS generally need to get plenty of rest and sleep. They may also be given drugs that may prevent an episode, stop one in progress, speed up recovery, or relieve symptoms. 1
  Complications of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: see complications of Cyclic vomiting syndrome
What causes Cyclic vomiting syndrome?
  Causes of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: CVS has no known cause. Each episode is similar to the previous ones. The episodes tend to start at about the same time of day, last the same length of time, and present the same symptoms at the same level of intensity. Although CVS can begin at any age in children and adults, it usually starts between the ages of 3 and 7. In adults, episodes tend to occur less often than they do in children, but they last longer. Furthermore, the events or situations that trigger episodes in adults cannot always be pinpointed as easily as they can in children. 1
  Causes of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: see causes of Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  Risk factors for Cyclic vomiting syndrome: see risk factors for Cyclic vomiting syndrome
What are the symptoms of Cyclic vomiting syndrome?
  Duration of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: 1-4 days
  Symptoms of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: see symptoms of Cyclic vomiting syndrome
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Cyclic vomiting syndrome: see treatments for Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  Prevention of Cyclic vomiting syndrome: see prevention of Cyclic vomiting syndrome

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: NIDDK

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