ICD-10-CM Code E51.1

Beriberi

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

E51.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of beriberi. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:E51.1
Short Description:Beriberi
Long Description:Beriberi

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Clinical Information

  • BERIBERI-. a disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine vitamin b1 and characterized by polyneuritis cardiac pathology and edema. the epidemic form is found primarily in areas in which white polished rice is the staple food as in japan china the philippines india and other countries of southeast asia. dorland 27th ed
  • WERNICKE ENCEPHALOPATHY-. an acute neurological disorder characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia ataxia and disturbances of mental activity or consciousness. eye movement abnormalities include nystagmus external rectus palsies and reduced conjugate gaze. thiamine deficiency and chronic alcoholism are associated conditions. pathologic features include periventricular petechial hemorrhages and neuropil breakdown in the diencephalon and brainstem. chronic thiamine deficiency may lead to korsakoff syndrome. adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed pp1139 42; davis & robertson textbook of neuropathology 2nd ed pp452 3

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Other nutritional deficiencies (E50-E64)
      • Thiamine deficiency (E51)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


B Vitamins

The B vitamins are

  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3 (niacin)
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6
  • B7 (biotin)
  • B12
  • Folic acid

These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. They also help form red blood cells. You can get B vitamins from proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some breads have added B vitamins.

Not getting enough of certain B vitamins can cause diseases. A lack of B12 or B6 can cause anemia.

  • Anemia - B12 deficiency (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Beriberi (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Methylmalonic acid blood test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Niacin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pantothenic acid and biotin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pellagra (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Riboflavin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Thiamin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vitamin B12 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vitamin B12 level (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vitamin B6 (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Malnutrition

Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. If you don't get enough nutrients -- including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals - you may suffer from malnutrition.

Causes of malnutrition include:

  • Lack of specific nutrients in your diet. Even the lack of one vitamin can lead to malnutrition.
  • An unbalanced diet
  • Certain medical problems, such as malabsorption syndromes and cancers

Symptoms may include fatigue, dizziness, and weight loss. Or, you may have no symptoms. To diagnose the cause of the problem, your doctor may do blood tests and a nutritional assessment. Treatment may include replacing the missing nutrients and treating the underlying cause.

  • Beriberi (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kwashiorkor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Malnutrition (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pellagra (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pica (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scurvy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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