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Carbamazepine-responsive paroxysmal nausea and vomiting in a patient with meningeal carcinomatosis.
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
In neurology, paroxysmal syndromes are well-known, eg, as manifestations of multiple sclerosis. We report a patient with meningeal carcinomatosis, who presented with therapy-refractory nausea and vomiting. The clinical suspicion of a paroxysmal syndrome prompted a trial of carbamazepine, which resulted in complete cessation of the symptoms. In cancer patients with central nervous system (CNS) involvement and therapy-refractory symptoms with sudden onset, carbamazepine treatment should be considered.
Adult, Anticonvulsants/therapeutic use, Antiemetics/therapeutic use, Breast Neoplasms, Carbamazepine/therapeutic use, Carcinoma/drug therapy, Carcinoma/secondary, Drug Resistance, Fatal Outcome, Female, Humans, Meningeal Neoplasms/drug therapy, Meningeal Neoplasms/secondary, Nausea/drug therapy, Nausea/etiology, Syndrome, Vomiting/drug therapy, Vomiting/etiology
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