What are the symptoms and signs of acute alcohol intoxication?
Whilst walking around the Soukh you find a man lying on the street with blood pouring from his head following a fall. You notice an empty bottle of brandy lying near his hand. What initial clinical assessment would you make?
mhGAP Intervention Guide for Acute Alcohol Intoxication
Recognising alcohol withdrawal state and its management
What are the symptoms and signs of acute alcohol withdrawal?
What features make you consider how severe the alcohol withdrawal is likely to be?
mhGAP Guide on Identifying and Managing Acute Alcohol Withdrawal
Management of alcohol withdrawal where confusion or change in consciousness occurs
22 year old Libyan medical student has failed his 4 th year. He has felt very low and stopped going out with his friends. He has been struggling to sleep for a long time and started to have a drink of whisky at night to help him get off to sleep. Over the last few weeks his mum has noticed he has been more irritable, prone to angry outbursts and not joining them for family meals. He has started regularly going to the Soukh on his motorbike and was involved in a road traffic accident on the way home today. The police have come to the house with her son who looks very edgy, shaky and sees he needs to be sick and says he needs to see the doctor.