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Rounds in the General Hospital

Disulfiram Use in an Elderly Man With Alcoholism and Heart Disease: A Discussion

Jeff C. Huffman, MD; and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Published: February 1, 2003

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Have you ever wondered how and when to use disulfiram to pre- Hvent alcohol relapse? Have you ever considered how disulfiramtherapy fits into the overall care of an individual afflicted with alcoholism? What follows is a brief case history, accompanied by a discussion ofthe safe and efficacious use of disulfiram. An annotated bibliography isappended for those who desire additional information on the topic.

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