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Bradley's syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Bradley's disease
  • Goodall's disease
  • Goodall’s syndrome
  • Spencer's syndrome
  • Spencer’s winter vomiting

Related people

Epidemic nausea and vomiting.

Description

An epidemic disease affecting both sexes and with onset at all ages, usually occurring during the winter months and early spring, and beginning in early morning. It is characterized by nausea, sudden and profuse vomiting, anorexia, constipation, pain diarrhoea and, less frequently, constipation, pale stools, headache, generalized aching, and fever. A viral aetiology is suspected.

Bibliography

  • W. H. Bradley:
    Epidemic nausea and vomiting.
    British Medical Journal, London 1943, 1: 309-312.
  • J. F. Goodall:
    The Winter vomiting disease. A report from general practice.
    British Medical Journal, London, 1954, 1: 197-198.
    British Medical Journal, London, 1969, 2: 327-328.

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