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Possible pathophysiology of thyrotoxicosis-induced vomiting.

A Grave Case of Vomiting

A 60-year-old woman presented with intractable nausea and vomiting, which had progressively intensified over the past 2 weeks. Her past medical history was remarkable for mild thrombocytopenia and mildly elevated liver enzymes. Her vomiting was triggered by oral intake, nonbloody and nonbilious, and associated with nonresolving epigastric pain, dysphagia, anorexia, and weight loss. She had […]

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(A) Upper endoscopy on admission revealing acute necrotizing esophagitis with sloughing and darkening of the mucosa. (B) Follow-up upper endoscopy demonstrating partially healing esophagitis with no sloughing. (C) Low and high power microscopy revealing fibrinopurulent exudate and granulation tissue.

An Ominous Cause of Hematemesis

  A 49-year-old physically active man presented to our emergency department with sudden-onset ongoing massive hematemesis of 1-day duration. A system review was unrevealing except for poor appetite for 2 to 3 days before presentation. His history was negative for any significant alcohol consumption or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory intake. He denied taking any prescription or over-the-counter […]

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Cyclical Vomiting Behind the Cloud of Smoke

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a recently described clinical entity associated with marijuana use that is characterized by abdominal pain and vomiting. It is often under-recognized, resulting in unnecessary diagnostic measures and frustration to both patient and physician. This syndrome should be among the differential diagnoses for patients with cyclical vomiting, especially when associated with compulsive […]

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