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What are the signs and symptoms of impending delirium tremens (dts)?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Can be severe

Delirium tremens or alcohol withdrawal syndrome can have very severe symtpoms.
These may include tremenulousness, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, high blood pressure, high heart rate, sweating. This can lead to seizures in the extreme cases. The seizures are usually generalized with uncontrolled movements of all of the limbs.

In brief: Can be severe

Delirium tremens or alcohol withdrawal syndrome can have very severe symtpoms.
These may include tremenulousness, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, high blood pressure, high heart rate, sweating. This can lead to seizures in the extreme cases. The seizures are usually generalized with uncontrolled movements of all of the limbs.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Actually seizures occur from withdrawal directly and can occur in the absence of DTs.. DTs, if not treated, have a 5% mortality
Dr. Jeff Seaman
Dr. Wasser is correct
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