A Case of COVID-19 with Alcohol Withdrawal Tokuya Inaguma 1 , Kosuke Matsumoto 1 , Hidekazu Masaki 1 1Department of Psychiatry, Tokyo Metropolitan Matsuzawa Hospital, Tokyo, Japan Keyword: アルコール , alcohol , 離脱 , withdrawal , せん妄 , delirium , 新型コロナウイルス感染症 , COVID-19 , 精神科身体合併症病棟 , medical psychiatric unit pp.1117-1121
Published Date 2021/7/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1405206410
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 A female patient in her forties with a history of alcohol use disorder who had increased her alcohol consumption while under self-imposed quarantine at home during the COVID-19 pandemic contracted COVID-19 in the household. The sudden cessation of drinking enforced by a mandatory quarantine in a hotel led to delirium induced by alcohol withdrawal, and she was admitted to our medical psychiatric unit. The medical staff experienced difficulty in protecting against infection because the patient was severely delirious and un-cooperative.

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