Thrombocytopenia in early alcohol withdrawal is associated with development of delirium tremens or seizures.

@article{Berggren2009ThrombocytopeniaIE,
  title={Thrombocytopenia in early alcohol withdrawal is associated with development of delirium tremens or seizures.},
  author={Ulf Berggren and Claudia Fahlke and Kristina J Berglund and K Blennow and Henrik Zetterberg and Jan Balldin},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={382-6}
}
AIMS In several studies, possible risk factors/predictors for severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS), i.e. delirium tremens (DT) and/or seizures, have been investigated. We have recently observed that low blood platelet count could be such a risk factor/predictor. We therefore investigated whether such an association could be found using a large number of alcohol-dependent individuals (n = 334). METHODS This study is a retrospectively conducted cohort study based on data from female and… CONTINUE READING

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