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How is delirium tremens diagnosed?

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The doctor will check your symptoms and may do blood and imaging tests. You, a caregiver, or a loved one with you may get a questionnaire to determine how severe your symptoms are.

SOURCES:

American Addiction Centers: “Delirium Tremens: Symptoms and Treatment.”

New England Journal of Medicine: “Recognition and Management of Withdrawal Delirium (Delirium Tremens).

Alcohol.org: “Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline.”

StatPearls: “Delirium Tremens (DT).”

Harvard Medical School: “Alcohol Withdrawal: What Is It?”

Winchester Hospital: “Delirium Tremens.”

Roswell Park: “Electrolytes -- What Are They?”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on July 13, 2020

SOURCES:

American Addiction Centers: “Delirium Tremens: Symptoms and Treatment.”

New England Journal of Medicine: “Recognition and Management of Withdrawal Delirium (Delirium Tremens).

Alcohol.org: “Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline.”

StatPearls: “Delirium Tremens (DT).”

Harvard Medical School: “Alcohol Withdrawal: What Is It?”

Winchester Hospital: “Delirium Tremens.”

Roswell Park: “Electrolytes -- What Are They?”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on July 13, 2020

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