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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2015, Article ID 291390, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/291390
Case Report

A Case Study of Intractable Vomiting with Final Diagnosis of Neuromyelitis Optica

1College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
2Family Medicine, Scott and White University Clinic, College Station, TX 77845, USA

Received 30 June 2015; Accepted 21 September 2015

Academic Editor: Denis A. Cozzi

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Bramson and Angela Hairrell. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This case study presents a patient living in a suburban/rural community who received appropriate referral to secondary and tertiary care for nausea and vomiting, accompanied by waxing and waning neurological symptoms, yet proved difficult to diagnose. This patient is presented to draw attention to a rare neurological disorder which should be included in the differential diagnosis of nausea and vomiting with some key neurological complaints, even in the absence of physical findings.