June 1967

Acute Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in a Newborn

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex.

Am J Dis Child. 1967;113(6):714-715. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090210128015

THE ACUTE ALCOHOL withdrawal syndrome (delirium tremens)aiult was described in the early 19th cen19th recognized to be associated with heavy with heavy alcohol consumption.1 experimentally by saturating humans with alcohol for 48 days and by sudden 8 ays and byny excellent reviews of the syndrome and its treatment are found in the literature, but very little is said of its occurrence in newborn infants. ence in and rn infant. R state they have recognized no effect on the fetus in maternal withdrawal of alcohol. l wit refers to symptoms resembling s to symptowithdrawal "in infants of mothers who are excessively alcoholic," and in 1962, alcoholic, reported a case of alcohol porte a case yndrome in a newborn Yukon dro e which was very similar to this case ery port.

Report of a Casr  A white female infant (UH# white fem weighing 2,640 gm (5 lb 13 oz) was delivered

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