Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome presents with abdominal pain, nausea, and intractable vomiting caused by phytogenic and synthetic cannabinoid use. Complications associated with this disorder range from severe dehydration to acute kidney injury and rhabdomyolysis. This syndrome mimics many acute surgical and emergency medical conditions and can present several diagnostic and treatment challenges. While this syndrome is increasingly recognized as a common clinical entity in civilian emergency departments, there is little data concerning experience at military hospitals. We present a case of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome that was diagnosed and treated in a combat-zone US military emergency department in Southwest Asia.
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- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health