Incidence of Delirium Tremens in the Czech Republic: A Rapid Increase

Authors: L. Csémy;  K. Nešpor 1;  J. Brožová 2
Authors‘ workplace: Psychiatrické centrum Praha ;  Psychiatrická léčebna, Praha–Bohnice 1;  Ústav zdravotnických informací a statistiky MZ ČR, P 2
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2007; 146: 82-83
Category: Special Articles


From 1995 to 2005 the number of patients with delirium tremens increased 1.57 times in the Czech Republic. Greater increase took place among women (almost twice in 2005 compared with 1995). These data are related to the increasing per capita alcohol consumption till 2003, and they show that effective prevention (e.g. higher taxation of alcohol), early intervention and appropriate treatment of alcohol dependence are important. The self-help manual for problem drinkers can be downloaded free of charge from (1).

Key words:
delirium tremens, alcohol consumption.

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