Delirium Tremens

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Definition

Delirium tremens is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that involves sudden and severe mental or neurological changes.


Alternative Names

DT's; Alcohol withdrawal - delirium tremens


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Delirium tremens can occur after a period of heavy alcohol drinking, especially when the person does not eat enough food.

It may also be triggered by head injury, infection, or illness in people with a history of heavy alcohol use.

It is most common in people who have a...

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