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What increases my risk for delirium tremens?

Because delirium tremens is primarily the result of alcohol withdrawal, the more you drink, the more your risk for developing delirium tremens increases. Even if you do not attempt to quit drinking, a heavy drinker is at increased risk of delirium tremens from an infection, illness, or head injury. Some studies have also shown that genetics, age, liver problems, and other illnesses, may play a part in determining who suffers from delirium tremens during alcohol withdrawal.

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