SESSION TITLE: Critical Care
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: Marijuana is being increasingly used in the United States for medicinal purposes due to its antiemetic, anxiolytic and appetite-stimulant properties. Despite its anti-emetic properties, a paradoxical syndrome of cannabinoid-induced hyperemesis (CHS) has been described. We report the case of a female presenting with vomiting leading to severe dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities requiring critical care monitoring. Preliminary work-up failed to reveal any gastrointestinal, obstetric or gynecologic pathology. Subsequently she admitted using synthetic marijuana chronically, the only recognizable cause of her symptoms.