2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E51.1
- E51.1 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis.
- There are 2 codes below E51.1 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
- ICD-10-CM codes become active beginning October 1, 2014, therefore, this and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
- 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)