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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2017 Dec;70(6):283-287. Korean. Review. https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2017.70.6.283
Kim GH , Jung KW .
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jung.keewook30@gmail.com
Abstract

Many disorders can cause either acute or chronic vomiting. However, in most cases, vomiting is self-limited. A correct diagnosis is possible by conducting careful histories and physical examinations. In cases of severe vomiting, further testing, including laboratory studies, radiological images, endoscopic evaluation, and gastrointestinal motility tests, can also be considered. The correction of clinical consequences of vomiting should be initiated, including dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, malnutrition, and suppression of symptoms via the use empirical antiemetic treatments. Moreover, underlying disorders should be treated using dietary, pharmacological, and even surgical interventions.

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