Successful treatment with sumatriptan in a case with cyclic vomiting syndrome combined with 18q- syndrome

Yosuke Kakisaka, Keisuke Wakusawa, Ikuko Sato, Kazuhiro Haginoya, Mitsugu Uematsu, Mieko Hirose, Mitsutoshi Munakata, Tetsuo Sato, Shigeru Tsuchiya

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Abstract

The authors present a 14-year-old girl with 18q- syndrome combined with cyclic vomiting syndrome. Since the age of 5 years, she has been admitted to hospital 30 times. Despite trying many prophylactic treatments, no medication has inhibited the vomiting attacks successfully. Intranasal sumatriptan was effective at halting the vomiting attacks. This is the first case of 18q- syndrome combined with cyclic vomiting syndrome successfully treated with sumatriptan. This report may allow us to consider sumatriptan use in patients suffering from misery attack of cyclic vomiting syndrome combined with chromosomal abnormality of 18q- syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1561-1563
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec

Keywords

  • 18q- syndrome
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • Sumatriptan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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