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What is delirium tremens?

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Delirium tremens, also called DTs or withdrawal delirium, is a severe type of withdrawal from alcohol addiction. It usually starts about 2 to 3 days after someone with alcohol use disorder ends a long drinking binge. DTs usually last for 2 to 3 days, but symptoms may linger for as long as a week.

From: What Is Delirium Tremens? WebMD Medical Reference

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 January 21, 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 January 21, 2020

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