Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 291.1
Alcohol-induced persisting amnestic disorder
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Alcohol amnestic disordr.
  • ICD-9-CM 291.1 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 291.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Alcoholic Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome
  • Korsakoff's psychosis
Clinical Information
  • A mental disorder associated with chronic ethanol abuse (alcoholism) and nutritional deficiencies characterized by short term memory loss, confabulations, and disturbances of attention. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)
  • Behavior disorder caused by thiamine deficiency, most commonly due to chronic alcohol abuse; wernicke's encephalopathy involves confusion, ataxia, nystagmus and ophthalmoplegia and is generally reversible by thiamine administration; korsakoff's syndrome, involving severe anterograde and retrograde amnesia, may appear later and complete recovery is less frequent.
Applies To
  • Alcoholic polyneuritic psychosis
  • Korsakoff's psychosis, alcoholic
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (alcoholic)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 291.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F10.96 Alcohol use, unspecified with alcohol-induced persisting amnestic disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 291.1:
  • Alcohol, alcoholic
    • amnestic disorder, persisting 291.1
    • Korsakoff's, Korsakov's, Korsakow's 291.1
    • psychosis (see also Psychosis, alcoholic) 291.9
      • Korsakoff's, Korsakov's, Korsakow's 291.1
      • polyneuritic 291.1
  • Alcoholism 303.9
    • Korsakoff's, Korsakov's, Korsakow's 291.1
  • Amentia (see also Disability, intellectual) 319
    • Meynert's (nonalcoholic) 294.0
      • alcoholic 291.1
  • Amnestic (confabulatory) syndrome 294.0
    • alcohol-induced persisting 291.1
  • Delirium, delirious 780.09
    • withdrawal
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Korsakoff's (nonalcoholic) 294.0
      • alcoholic 291.1
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • amnestic (see also Amnestic syndrome) 294.8
      • alcohol-induced peristing 291.1
      • drug-induced persisting 292.83
      • in conditions classified elsewhere 294.0
  • Korsakoff (-Wernicke) disease, psychosis, or syndrome (nonalcoholic) 294.0
    • alcoholic 291.1
  • Meynert's amentia (nonalcoholic) 294.0
    • alcoholic 291.1
  • Neuritis (see also Neuralgia) 729.2
    • alcoholic 357.5
      • with psychosis 291.1
  • Neuropathy, neuropathic (see also Disorder, nerve) 355.9
    • alcoholic 357.5
      • with psychosis 291.1
  • Polyneuritis, polyneuritic (see also Polyneuropathy) 356.9
    • alcoholic 357.5
      • with psychosis 291.1
  • Psychosis 298.9
    • alcoholic 291.9
      • with
      • amnestic confabulatory 291.1
      • delirium tremens 291.0
      • hallucinosis 291.3
      • Korsakoff's, Korsakov's, Korsakow's 291.1
      • paranoid type 291.5
      • pathological intoxication 291.4
      • polyneuritic 291.1
      • specified type NEC 291.89
    • Korsakoff's, Korakov's, Korsakow's (nonalcoholic) 294.0
      • alcoholic 291.1
    • polyneuritic, alcoholic 291.1
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • amnestic (confabulatory) 294.0
      • alcohol-induced persisting 291.1
      • drug-induced 292.83
      • posttraumatic 294.0
    • Korsakoff's (nonalcoholic) 294.0
      • alcoholic 291.1
    • Korsakoff (-Wernicke) (nonalcoholic) 294.0
      • alcoholic 291.1
    • Wernicke-Korsakoff (nonalcoholic) 294.0
      • alcoholic 291.1
  • Toxemica cerebropathia psychica (nonalcoholic) 294.0
    • alcoholic 291.1
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome or psychosis (nonalcoholic) 294.0
    • alcoholic 291.1
  • Withdrawal symptoms, syndrome
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