ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F18.921

Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication with delirium

Diagnosis Code F18.921

ICD-10: F18.921
Short Description: Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication with delirium
Long Description: Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication with delirium
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F18.921

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Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F10-F19)
      • Inhalant related disorders (F18)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code F18.921 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE, LEFT AMA 894
  • ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITH REHABILITATION THERAPY 895
  • ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITHOUT REHABILITATION THERAPY WITH MCC 896
  • ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITHOUT REHABILITATION THERAPY WITHOUT MCC 897

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Synonyms
  • Inhalant intoxication
  • Inhalant intoxication delirium
  • Inhalant-induced organic mental disorder

Information for Patients


Delirium

Delirium is a condition that features rapidly changing mental states. It causes confusion and changes in behavior. Besides falling in and out of consciousness, there may be problems with

  • Attention and awareness
  • Thinking and memory
  • Emotion
  • Muscle control
  • Sleeping and waking

Causes of delirium include medications, poisoning, serious illnesses or infections, and severe pain. It can also be part of some mental illnesses or dementia.

Delirium and dementia have similar symptoms, so it can be hard to tell them apart. They can also occur together. Delirium starts suddenly and can cause hallucinations. The symptoms may get better or worse, and can last for hours or weeks. On the other hand, dementia develops slowly and does not cause hallucinations. The symptoms are stable, and may last for months or years.

Delirium tremens is a serious type of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It usually happens to people who stop drinking after years of alcohol abuse.

People with delirium often, though not always, make a full recovery after their underlying illness is treated.

  • Delirium
  • Delirium tremens


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Inhalants

Also called: Huffing

If you're a parent, you may fear that your kids will use drugs such as marijuana or LSD. But you may not realize the dangers of substances in your own home. Household products such as glues, hair sprays, paints and lighter fluid can be drugs for kids in search of a quick high. Many young people inhale vapors from these, not knowing that it can cause serious health problems.

Both parents and kids need to know the dangers. Even inhaling once can disrupt heart rhythms and lower oxygen levels. Either of these can cause death. Regular abuse can result in serious harm to the brain, heart, kidneys, and liver.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Substance use -- inhalants
  • Tips for Teens: The Truth about Inhalants (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)


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