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Can cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome be fatal?

May 30, 2018, 1:22 pm G. Stoev


Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Reports of Fatal Cases. Nourbakhsh M et al. J Forensic Sci 2018 May 15 [Epub ahead of print]


This paper reports on 2 fatal cases that the authors argue were attributable to the effects of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS).

CASE #1: A 27-year-old woman is brought to hospital by ambulance after friend found …

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Case series: treating cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome with capsaicin cream

December 5, 2017, 5:27 pm


Resolution of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome with topical capsaicin in the emergency department: a case series. Dezieck L et al. Clin Toxicol 2017 Sep;55:908-913.


Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a form of cyclic vomiting characterized by:

  • chronic marijuana use
  • recurrent vomiting, and
  • lack of alternate explanation for symptoms

A striking feature is that although CHS-induced nausea and vomiting are frequently …

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Review of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

July 16, 2014, 9:41 pm


A hot mess: A case of hyperemesis. Cheung E et al.  Can Fam Physician 2014 Jul;60:633-637.

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With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states plus the District of Columbia, and recreational marijuana legal in 2 states, it is essential that all emergency and primary care physicians become familiar with the adverse effects that can ensue from regular use …

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First case of cyclic hyperemesis associated with synthetic cannabinoids

October 12, 2013, 1:27 pm


A Case of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome Caused by Synthetic Cannabinoids. Hopkins CY et al. J Emerg Med 2013 Oct;45:544-546.


This very well-done paper describes the first case report of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) associated with use of a synthetic cannabinoid product.

A 30-year-old man came to the emergency room because of an episode of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. …

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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome: largest case series to date

February 22, 2012, 1:27 am


Cannabinoid Hyperemesis: A Case Series of 98 Patients. Simonetto DA et al. Mayo Clin Proc 2012;87:114-119. 


When TPR first discussed cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) last August, we noted that there had been only 31 cases reported in the medical literature up to that time. We immediately heard from a number of clinicians who said that this syndrome must be …

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Review: cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

December 28, 2011, 12:34 am


Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. Galli JA et al. Curr Drug Abuse Rev 2011 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print]


As TPR has previously discussed, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a paradoxical condition in which frequent, chronic use of marijuana can cause cyclic vomiting. CHS is characterized by:

  • chronic use of marijuana (usually daily for more than a year)
  • recurrent

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

November 17, 2011, 8:20 pm

My Emergency Medicine News column on cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome has just been posted. To read it, click here.…

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More on cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

August 30, 2011, 12:25 am


Grand Rounds June 2009 – Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome from Department of Emergency Medicine on Vimeo.

Last week we discussed the very interesting — but most certainly underdiagnosed — entity of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. In this week’s Life in the Fast Lane Review, Kane Guthrie points out that this is a hot topic, having been featured recently both …

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The anti-munchies: cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

August 25, 2011, 11:14 pm


Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Literature Review and Proposed Diagnosis and Treatment Algorithm. Wallace EA et al. Southern Med J 2011 Sep;104:659-664.


Last month we reviewed a diagnosis TPR had not heard of before: narcotic bowel syndrome. This paper describes another diagnosis new to us: cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). Although cannabis has well-known anti-emetic properties, frequent chronic use can produce …

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