Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 291.0
Alcohol withdrawal delirium
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Delirium tremens.
  • ICD-9-CM 291.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 291.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Alcohol intoxication delirium
  • Alcohol withdrawal hallucinosis
  • Delirium tremens
Clinical Information
  • Acute alcoholic, psychotic condition characterized by intense tremors, anxiety, hallucinations, and delusions.
291.0 Excludes
Applies To
  • Alcoholic delirium
  • Delirium tremens
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 291.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F10.231 Alcohol dependence with withdrawal delirium
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 291.0:
  • Alcohol, alcoholic
    • delirium 291.0
      • acute 291.0
      • chronic 291.1
      • tremens 291.0
      • withdrawal 291.0
    • withdrawal symptoms, syndrome NEC 291.81
      • delirium 291.0
      • hallucinosis 291.3
  • Delirium, delirious 780.09
    • alcoholic 291.0
    • alcoholicum 291.0
    • tremens (impending) 291.0
    • withdrawal
  • Impending
    • delirium tremens 291.0
  • Intoxication
    • delirium
  • Psychosis 298.9
  • State
  • Withdrawal symptoms, syndrome
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