Alcoholic hallucinosis


Alcoholic hallucinosis

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DiseasesDB = 3543
ICD10 = F10.3
ICD9 = ICD9|291.3
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Alcoholic hallucinosis is a rare complication of alcohol withdrawal in alcoholics. [cite journal |author=Glass IB |title=Alcoholic hallucinosis: a psychiatric enigma--1. The development of an idea |journal=Br J Addict |volume=84 |issue=1 |pages=29–41 |year=1989 |month=January |pmid=2644996] This develops about 12 to 24 hours after drinking stops and involves auditory hallucinations, most commonly accusatory or threatening voices. This condition is distinct from delirium tremens since it develops and resolves rapidly, involves a limited set of hallucinations and has no other physical symptoms. [ [http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec07/ch108/ch108b.html Alcohol] Merck Manual, February 2003.]

The risk of developing alcoholic hallucinosis is increased by long-term heavy alcohol abuse and the use of other illicit drugs. [cite journal |author=Tsuang JW, Irwin MR, Smith TL, Schuckit MA |title=Characteristics of men with alcoholic hallucinosis |journal=Addiction |volume=89 |issue=1 |pages=73–8 |year=1994 |month=January |pmid=7755673]

ee also

*Alcohol dependence
*Alcohol withdrawal syndrome

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*cite journal |author=Bayard M, McIntyre J, Hill KR, Woodside J |title=Alcohol withdrawal syndrome |journal=Am Fam Physician |volume=69 |issue=6 |pages=1443–50 |year=2004 |month=March |pmid=15053409 |url=http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040315/1443.html


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