Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 347--350

Utility of CIWA - A in Alcohol Withdrawal Assessment


S Manikant, BM Tripathi, BS Chavan 
 Ex-Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029, India

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S Manikant
Ex-Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Fourty four patients of DSM-HJ-R diagnosis of alcohol withdrawal syndrome were assessed on CIWA-A scale. Most common withdrawal symptoms were tremors, sweating, arvdety, agitation, headache and flushing. Mostly symptoms subsided within four days. However, in half of the patients the symptoms like tremors, tactile disturbances, anxiety and headache persisted even beyond eight days. Usefulness of CIWA-A in alcohol withdrawal assessment is discussed.


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Manikant S, Tripathi B M, Chavan B S. Utility of CIWA - A in Alcohol Withdrawal Assessment.Indian J Psychiatry 1992;34:347-350


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Manikant S, Tripathi B M, Chavan B S. Utility of CIWA - A in Alcohol Withdrawal Assessment. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1992 [cited 2021 Jun 22 ];34:347-350
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