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Narasimha, Venkata Lakshmi and Shukla, Lekhansh and Mukherjee, Diptadhi and Menon, Jayakrishnan and Huddar, Sudheendra and Panda, Udit Kumar and Mahadevan, Jayant and Kandasamy, Arun and Chand, Prabhat K and Benegal, Vivek and Murthy, Pratima (2020) Complicated alcohol withdrawal - an unintended consequence of COVID-19 lockdown. Alcohol and Alcoholism , 55 , (4) , pp. 350-353. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agaa042..

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC72392...

AIM: To assess the impact of COVID-19-related lockdown in India on alcohol-dependent persons.

METHOD: We examined the change in the incidence of severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome presenting to hospitals in the city of Bangalore.

RESULTS: A changepoint analysis of the time series data (between 01.01.20 to 11.04.20) showed an increase in the average number of cases from 4 to 8 per day (likelihood ratio test: χ2 = 72, df = 2, P < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: An unintended consequence of the lockdown was serious illness in some patients with alcohol use disorders.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Article
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Treatment method, Harm reduction
Date
25 June 2020
Identification #
doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agaa042.
Pages
350-53
Page Range
pp. 350-353
Volume
55
Number
4
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