Complicated Cases in GI

Anthony Kalloo, MD; Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD

Chapter 41: Hyperemesis Gravidarum And Ataxia (continued)

Jonathan Buscaglia, MD

A 17-year-old woman with no significant past medical history presented to Johns Hopkins Hospital at 14 weeks gestation with her first intrauterine pregnancy reporting a 3 week history of recurrent nausea and vomiting. Initially, her symptoms were intermittent, only occurring after certain meals. However, she gradually began to have episodes of emesis without any known precipitants and she reported almost constant nausea. Her vomiting soon became intractable and she decided to seek medical attention on the day of admission. Past medical history was unremarkable. She denied any use of alcohol…