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Legalizing Marijuana: What More to Expect!

Khalid Sherani, MD; Abhay Vakil, MD; Hinesh Upadhyay, MD; Kelly Cervellione, MSPH; Mohammad Babury, MD
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Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A140. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.146
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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.

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