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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: a Review


Iustin Moroi, Mihaela Adela Iancu, Alexandra Ana Maria Stanescu, Anca Pantea Stoian, Razvan Hainarosie, Bogdan Socea, Dragos Marcu, Dan Arsenie Spinu, Ovidiu Gabriel Bratu, Camelia Diaconu

Alcoholism is a common condition and frequently clinicians are forced to confront its complications in general hospital settings. Within each country, there is an excellent correlation between the level of alcohol consumption and the prevalence of alcohol-related harm. In fact, the consumption in Europe is 10.9 liters of pure alcohol per person per year[1]. There are an estimated 3 million alcohol-dependent people in Romania alone, with episodes of withdrawal severe enough to require pharmacologic treatment[1]. [...]

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