We are very interested to read the paper by Bannan et al.  about the effect of alcohol withdrawal on blood pressure, plasma renin activity, aldosterone, cortisol and dopamine β-hydroxylase. It has been known for several years that alcoholic patients admitted to hospital for detoxification have a high prevalence of hypertension . Their blood pressures return to normal after alcohol withdrawal symptoms have abated and they remain normal if they continue to abstain. Patients who resume drinking sustain a rise in blood pressure to their former high levels.
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Correspondence| August 01 1985
Alcohol Withdrawal and Hypertension: Evidence for a Kidney Abnormality
Sergio De Marchi;
Clin Sci (Lond) (1985) 69 (2): 239–240.
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Sergio De Marchi, Emanuela Cecchin; Alcohol Withdrawal and Hypertension: Evidence for a Kidney Abnormality. Clin Sci (Lond) 1 August 1985; 69 (2): 239–240. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/cs0690239
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