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What is Delirium tremens?

What is Delirium tremens?

  • Delirium tremens: Delirium from alcohol withdrawal.
  • Delirium tremens: An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Delirium tremens: acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Delirium tremens: Introduction

Types of Delirium tremens:

Broader types of Delirium tremens:

How serious is Delirium tremens?

Complications of Delirium tremens: see complications of Delirium tremens

What causes Delirium tremens?

Causes of Delirium tremens: see causes of Delirium tremens
Cause of Delirium tremens: Withdrawal of alcohol from someone who is alcohol dependent

What are the symptoms of Delirium tremens?

Symptoms of Delirium tremens: see symptoms of Delirium tremens

Complications of Delirium tremens: see complications of Delirium tremens

Can anyone else get Delirium tremens?

More information: see contagiousness of Delirium tremens
Inheritance: see inheritance of Delirium tremens

Delirium tremens: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Delirium tremens.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Delirium tremens.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Delirium tremens: Emergency Medical Physician, Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Delirium tremens.
Treatments for Delirium tremens: see treatments for Delirium tremens
Research for Delirium tremens: see research for Delirium tremens

Name and Aliases of Delirium tremens

Main name of condition: Delirium tremens

Other names or spellings for Delirium tremens:


Alcohol withdrawal syndrome, Delerium tremens Source - Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

Delirium tremens: Related Conditions

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