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Does delirium tremens affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Delirium tremens is usually not found in children because it is a condition related to alcohol withdrawal. If a child is exposed to excessive alcohol intake, whether accidental or not, the risks associated with delirium tremens are equally severe, if not greater. Children exposed to high levels of alcohol are at higher risk for low blood sugar and possibly a coma.

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