What are the possible complications of delirium tremens (DTs)?

Updated: Nov 06, 2020
  • Author: Michael James Burns, MD, FACEP, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Complications of delirium tremens (DTs) include the following:

  • Oversedation

  • Respiratory depression, respiratory arrest, intubation

  • Aspiration pneumonitis

  • Cardiac arrhythmias


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