Resolution of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome with topical capsaicin in the emergency department: a case series.

@article{Dezieck2017ResolutionOC,
  title={Resolution of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome with topical capsaicin in the emergency department: a case series.},
  author={Laurel Dezieck and Zachary Hafez and Albert Conicella and Eike Blohm and Mark J. O'Connor and Evan S Schwarz and Michael E Mullins},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  year={2017},
  volume={55 8},
  pages={908-913}
}
BACKGROUND Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is characterized by symptoms of cyclic abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting in the setting of prolonged cannabis use. The transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) receptor may be involved in this syndrome. Topical capsaicin is a proposed treatment for CHS; it binds TRPV1 with high specificity… CONTINUE READING