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Table 4 The diagnostic characteristics of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndromea

From: The emergency department care of the cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid patient: a narrative review

Diagnostic characteristic Frequency (%)
Severe nausea and vomiting 100
Cyclic vomiting over months 100
Age < 50 at onset of illness 100
Cannabis use at least weekly 97.4
Symptom resolution after stopping cannabis 96.8
Compulsive hot bathing that relieves symptoms 92.3
Abdominal pain 85.1
Reported daily cannabis use 76.6
Reported regular cannabis use > 1 year 74.8
Male predominance 72.9
  1. aTable adapted from Sorensen CJ, DeSanto K, Borgelt L, Phillips KT, Monte AA. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment-a systematic review. J Med Toxicol. 2017; 13(1): 71-87