Alcohol withdrawal

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Presentation

  • 6-24 hoursa: Anxiety, insomnia, tremors, diaphoresis
  • 48 hours: Hallucinations, seizures
  • 48-96 hours: Delirium tremens (hypertension, agitation, tachycardia, hallucinations, fever)

Treatment

Benzodiazepines (lorazepam, diazepam, chlordiazepoxide)