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Delirium tremens

Delirium tremens: Introduction

Delirium tremens: A condition which occurs due to the withdrawal of a substance particularly alcohol and results in tremors of the hands and arms. See detailed information below for a list of 2 causes of Delirium tremens, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Delirium tremens: Symptom Checker

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Delirium tremens: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Delirium tremens

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Delirium tremens: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Delirium tremens

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur from more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the early years, and Parkinsons-like symptoms around age 50. more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis of migraine or introduction to more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See more »

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Definitions of 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)

Acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Delirium tremens

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How Common are these Causes of Delirium tremens?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Delirium tremens. Of the 2 causes of Delirium tremens that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Delirium tremens:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Delirium tremens:

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What are the alternative names for Delirium tremens:

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome, Delerium tremens
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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Medical Conditions associated with Delirium tremens:

Delirium (381 causes), Confusion (780 causes), Level of consciousness symptoms (1504 causes), Confusion symptoms (643 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Alzheimer's-like symptoms (32 causes), Cognitive impairment (3664 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Memory symptoms (523 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

Symptoms related to Delirium tremens:

Shakiness (16 causes), Delirium (381 causes), Delusions (176 causes), Alcohol Withdrawal, Alcoholism

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