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Delirium tremens

  • Alternative Names

    DT's; Alcohol withdrawal - delirium tremens


    Prevention

    Avoid or reduce the use of alcohol. Get prompt medical treatment for symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

    For more information, see: Alcoholism


    References

    O’Connor PG. Alcohol abuse and dependence. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 31.