Delirium tremens

Alternative names 
DT’s; Alcohol withdrawal - delirium tremens

Definition
Delirium tremens is a disorder involving sudden and severe mental changes (psychosis) or neurologic changes (including seizures) caused by abruptly stopping the use of alcohol. Rapid pulse rate, elevated blood pressure, and temperature elevation also may be present.

see Alcohol withdrawal - delirium tremens.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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