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How common is delirium tremens?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Delirium tremens is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal, which is commonly found in people with a history of alcohol withdrawal. It is most common for those who drink several pints of wine or beer daily for months or who have habitually abused alcohol for over 10 years. Delirium tremens may be more common for those suffering from other illnesses related to alcohol abuse.

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