Pediatric Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting Clinical Presentation

Updated: Aug 07, 2018
  • Author: Reuven J Schore, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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History

The history is useful in eliciting information to help establish an effective antiemetic regimen and in ruling out other potential causes beyond chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. The timing of symptoms in relation to chemotherapy administration may suggest adjustments to the antiemetics or adjuvant that are used for a particular patient.

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Physical

The physical examination should assess for other potential causes of nausea and vomiting, including a funduscopic examination to look for signs of increased intracranial pressure, any signs of GI system obstruction or ileus, and signs of dehydration.

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