Cyclic vomiting syndrome associated with benign paroxysmal vertigo: a case report
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In the last classification of International Headache Society (IHS), four episodic syndromes associated with migraine are mentioned: cyclical vomiting syndrome (CVS), abdominal migraine, benign paroxysmal vertigo (BPV) and benign paroxysmal torticollis (BPT) . These syndromes are thought to be entities of the same migrainous spectrum. They are distinguished by clinical features, duration of attacks and age of onset . However, there may be some overlap and some features could be common. For example, a typical onset of symptoms upon arousal is a common feature between CVS and BPV. We report an unusual presentation of an episodic syndrome with stereotypical and predictable episodes of both vomiting and intense vertigo. We discuss clinical features borrowed from CVS and BPV in this observation.
A 22-year-old women, with familial history of migraine (second and third degree) reported episodes of vomiting and vertigo since the age of 2 years and 4 months. The first episode...
KeywordsCyclic vomiting syndrome Benign paroxysmal vertigo Episodic syndrome Vestibular migraine
International Headache Society
Cyclical vomiting syndrome
Benign paroxysmal vertigo
Benign paroxysmal torticollis
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