Delirium tremens is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that involves sudden and severe mental or neurological changes.
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 history of
Review Date: 03/03/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.