What are the signs and symptoms of major alcohol withdrawal syndrome (alcoholic hallucinosis)?

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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Major withdrawal (hallucinations) occurs 10-72 hours after the last drink. The signs and symptoms include visual hallucinations and auditory hallucinations, whole body tremor, vomiting, diaphoresis, and high blood pressure (hypertension).


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