Non-specific code icon 2016/17 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E51.1

Beriberi

    2016 2017 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code

  • E51.1 is not a billable or specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code as there are 2 codes below E51.1 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E51.1. Other international versions of ICD-10 E51.1 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

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)