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Acute intractable vomiting: Do I belong somewhere else?

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Patients suffering from acute intractable vomiting are usually treated in the Gastroenterology department. The causes of acute intractable vomiting range from acute pancreatitis and acute intestinal obstruction to cardiac causes like acute myocardial infarction and neurological causes like posterior circulation stroke. However, most of the underlying causes of acute intractable vomiting also produce other telltale signs/symptoms. Rarely, isolated acute intractable vomiting may be the initial symptom of a recurrent neurological syndrome of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Not only can it be promptly treated if diagnosed correctly, but also a timely diagnosis may help in prevention of recurrent neurological deficits, which can sometimes be life threatening. We present three cases of NMOSD that presented with intractable vomiting and were treated in a Gastroenterology facility prior to their diagnosis.

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Name: Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
ISSN: 0975-0711
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