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How do other illnesses affect delirium tremens?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of delirium tremens can be more severe for those suffering from pre-existing medical conditions connected to long term alcohol abuse. Excessive drinking can lead to pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, and even brain damage. Cardiomyopathy, neuropathy, and blood clotting disorders can also complicate the onset and treatment of delirium tremens. These conditions can make the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal more difficult to treat.

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