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Question New Symptom?

A 46 yr old male is admitted to the hospital for atypical Chest Pain. His past medical history is significant for Hypertension controlled by amlodipine and hypercholestrolemia treated with atrovastatin. He has been drinking 6-8 beers a day for 20 years. He doesn't smoke and denies and use of illicit drug.

Which of the following do you expect to appear the earliest after hospitilization in this patient?

A. Tremulousness
B. Tonic-Clonic Seizures
C. Fluctuant arousal level
D. Hypersomnolence
E. Vision Impairment

Please Answer and suggest why?

I will post the answer in a days time.
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A 46 yr old male is admitted to the hospital for atypical Chest Pain. His past medical history is significant for Hypertension controlled by amlodipine and hypercholestrolemia treated with atrovastatin. He has been drinking 6-8 beers a day for 20 years. He doesn't smoke and denies and use of illicit drug.

Which of the following do you expect to appear the earliest after hospitilization in this patient?

A. Tremulousness
B. Tonic-Clonic Seizures
C. Fluctuant arousal level
D. Hypersomnolence
E. Vision Impairment

Please Answer and suggest why?

I will post the answer in a days time.
the symptoms of alcohol withdrawl the earliest being trmeulousness
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yep a, its the earliest symptom after alcohol withdrawal.
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Correct Answer the answer is....

A , please check the attached answer from UW
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