Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Delirium Tremens


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is delirium tremens. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how delirium tremens will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1

A 37-year-old man stumbles into the emergency department. His pulse is 105/min, his blood pressure is 170/100 mm Hg. He is shaking and has difficulty giving a medical history to the physician. He does admit to having difficulty sleeping for the past two nights and sees cockroaches walking on the walls. He has been a drinker since age 15, but has not had a drink in the past 3 days. what is is the most likely diagnosis?


Page Updated: 09.20.2016