Delirium tremens

Overview

Delirium tremens symptoms occur when a person stops drinking alcohol after a period of heavy drinking. It usually starts three to 10 days after the last drink, and it can be fatal.

Symptoms

Shaking, confusion, high blood pressure, fever, and hallucinations are some symptoms.

Treatments

Alcoholism treatment may start with detoxification at a medical facility. Sedatives may prevent delirium tremens.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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