Delirium alcoholicum

Other Names:
Delirium tremens
Alcohol withdrawal delirium

Delirium tremens is an extremely serious problem which can appear in an alcohol dependent patient during alcohol withdrawal. Agitation, shaking and terrifying hallucinations are the typical signs of delirium tremens. Death or serious neurological sequelae occur in the absence of medical intervention.


These days, delirium tremens is rare, due to early treatment and improvement of alcoholic patients.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST