Which conditions are included in the differential diagnosis of migraine-associated cyclic vomiting syndrome in children?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is important to differentiate cyclic vomiting related to migraine from nonmigraine cyclic vomiting conditions. Other causes of cyclic vomiting include the following:

  • GI disorders (malrotation)

  • Neoplasms

  • Urinary tract disorders

  • Metabolic and endocrine disorders

  • Mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) deletions

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