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Delirium Tremens

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Alcohol Withdrawal Abrupt CNS overactivity/excitability in the setting of acute cessation of EtOH consumption (CNS depressant) leading to dysregulation of three primary neurotransmitters: GABA (inhibitory), glutamate (excitatory) and dopamine. Typically beginning within 5–10 h of decreased EtOH, peak at 2–3 days and improvement/resolution within 4–5 days. Pathophysiology Dysregulation of three primary … Read more

Alcohol Hallucinosis

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Alcohol Withdrawal Abrupt CNS overactivity/excitability in the setting of acute cessation of EtOH consumption (CNS depressant) leading to dysregulation of three primary neurotransmitters: GABA (inhibitory), glutamate (excitatory) and dopamine. Typically beginning within 5–10 h of decreased EtOH, peak at 2–3 days and improvement/resolution within 4–5 days. Pathophysiology Dysregulation of three primary … Read more

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