Delirium alcoholicum

Name(s): 
Delirium tremens
Alcohol withdrawal delirium
Nature 
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.
Incidence 
These days, delirium tremens is rare, due to early treatment and improvement of alcoholic patients.
Value(s) 
Type 
(G) Very specific problems