Non-specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E51.1

Beriberi

    2015 Non-Billable Code

  • E51.1 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis as there are 2 codes below E51.1 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, E51.1 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E51.1. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • 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)