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Cyclic vomiting syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • CVS
  • Familial cyclic vomiting syndrome (subtype)
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Your Question

My daughter was diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome a few years ago. Over the last 18 months, she has been symptom-free without medication. Is it true that children can outgrow this condition?

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Is it true that children can outgrow cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Most published case studies indicate that cyclic vomiting syndrome(CVS) lasts an average of 2.5 to 5.5 years. Many cases resolve in late childhood or early adolescence.[1][2][3] A few patients continue to have symptoms into adulthood.[1] Many children with CVS progress from vomiting episodes to abdominal migraines and then to migraine headaches during adolescence.[1][2][3] 
Last updated: 12/19/2013

References
Other Names for this Disease
  • CVS
  • Familial cyclic vomiting syndrome (subtype)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.