Alcohol withdrawal delirium

Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium: 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)1

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Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium: 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)2

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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: Monarch Initiative
  3. Source: Disease Ontology
  4. Source: Monarch Initiative
  5. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ sleep/ about_sleep/ key_disorders.html
  6. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ winter13/ articles/ winter13pg22.html

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