ICD-10-CM Code T51.0X1

Toxic effect of ethanol, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code Poisoning Accidental

Not Valid for Submission

T51.0X1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of toxic effect of ethanol, accidental (unintentional). The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T51.0X1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like accidental poisoning by alcoholic beverage, accidental poisoning by denatured alcohol, accidental poisoning with ethyl alcohol, adverse drug interaction, adverse medication interaction with alcohol, alcoholic macrocytosis, etc

Short Description:Toxic effect of ethanol, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description:Toxic effect of ethanol, accidental (unintentional)

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

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code T51.0X1:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Toxic effect of ethanol NOS


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Accidental poisoning by alcoholic beverage
  • Accidental poisoning by denatured alcohol
  • Accidental poisoning with ethyl alcohol
  • Adverse drug interaction
  • Adverse medication interaction with alcohol
  • Alcoholic macrocytosis
  • Alcohol-induced epilepsy
  • Alcohol-induced hypoglycemia
  • Alcohol-related macrocytosis
  • Drug interaction with alcohol
  • Drug-induced epilepsy
  • Duodenitis caused by chemical
  • Duodenitis caused by drug
  • Duodenitis caused by ingestible alcohol
  • Grain alcohol causing toxic effect
  • Non-anemic red cell disorder
  • Non-diabetic hypoglycemia
  • Pain in lymph nodes after alcohol consumption
  • Pain of lymphoreticular structure
  • Thrombocytopenia due to alcohol
  • Toxic effect of denatured alcohol
  • Toxic effect of ethyl alcohol
  • Toxic enteritis of small intestine caused by drug
  • Toxic enteritis of small intestine caused by substance

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (T51-T65)
      • Toxic effect of alcohol (T51)

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

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T51.0X1 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Denatured alcoholT51.0X1T51.0X2T51.0X3T51.0X4
Grain alcoholT51.0X1T51.0X2T51.0X3T51.0X4
  »solvents (fumes) (vapors)
Neutral spiritsT51.0X1T51.0X2T51.0X3T51.0X4
Neutral spirits
Spirit (s) (neutral) NECT51.0X1T51.0X2T51.0X3T51.0X4
Spirit (s) (neutral) NEC
Spirit (s) (neutral) NEC
Spirit (s) (neutral) NEC
Spirit (s) (neutral) NEC
  »of salt
Spirit (s) (neutral) NEC

Information for Patients


If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. For most women and for most people over 65, moderate drinking is no more than three drinks a day or seven drinks per week. For men under 65, it is no more than four drinks a day or 14 drinks per week.

Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people taking certain medicines, and people with certain medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your health care provider.

Anything more than moderate drinking can be risky. Heavy drinking can lead to alcoholism and alcohol abuse, as well as injuries, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems. It can also cause problems at home, at work, and with friends.

NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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