Study of Prevalence of Delirium Tremens in Alcohol Related Disorders
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 526-531
AbstractBackground: Delirium tremens is one of the severe complications of alcohol withdrawal syndrome which is associated with a high morbidity and mortality.
Material and methods: A prospective cross sectional study was conducted, Department of Psychiatry, at Darbhanga medical college and Hospital, Darbhanga. for a period of one year , A total of 160 cases that were referred to psychiatry department with alcohol dependence syndrome were assessed and 153 cases were included for the final analysis after taking written informed consent.
Conclusion: The prevalence of DT in cases with alcohol dependence syndrome was 21% in the patients admitted in a general hospital setup for alcohol de-addiction. Occurrence of withdrawal seizures and higher scores on CIWA-Ar predicated the occurrence of DT in the current sample.
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