Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 291.2
Alcohol-induced persisting dementia
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Alcohol persist dementia.
  • ICD-9-CM 291.2 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 291.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Alcohol induced brain syndrome, chronic
  • Alcohol induced chronic brain syndrome
  • Alcohol induced dementia
  • Alcohol induced encephalopathy
  • Alcoholic encephalopathy
  • Chronic alcoholic brain syndrome
  • Dementia associated with alcoholism
Applies To
  • Alcoholic dementia NOS
  • Alcoholism associated with dementia NOS
  • Chronic alcoholic brain syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 291.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F10.27 Alcohol dependence with alcohol-induced persisting dementia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 291.2:
  • Alcohol, alcoholic
    • brain syndrome, chronic 291.2
    • dementia NEC 291.2
    • deterioration 291.2
  • Dementia 294.20
    • alcohol-induced persisting (see also Psychosis, alcoholic) 291.2
  • Encephalopathy (acute) 348.30
    • alcoholic 291.2
    • due to
      • birth injury (intracranial) 767.8
      • dialysis 294.8
      • drugs - (see also Table of Drugs and Chemicals) 349.82
      • hyperinsulinism - see Hyperinsulinism
      • influenza (virus) (see also Influenza) 487.8
      • lack of vitamin (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
      • nicotinic acid deficiency 291.2
      • serum (nontherapeutic) (therapeutic) 999.59
      • syphilis 094.81
      • trauma (postconcussional) 310.2
        • current (see also Concussion, brain) 850.9
          • with skull fracture - see Fracture, skull, by site, with intracranial injury
      • vaccination 323.51
  • Psychosis 298.9
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • brain (acute) (chronic) (nonpsychotic) (organic) (with behavioral reaction) (with neurotic reaction) 310.9
      • with
        • presenile brain disease (see also Dementia, presenile) 290.10
        • psychosis, psychotic reaction (see also Psychosis, organic) 294.9
      • chronic alcoholic 291.2
      • congenital (see also Disability, intellectual) 319
      • postcontusional 310.2
      • posttraumatic
      • psycho-organic (see also Syndrome, psycho-organic) 310.9
      • psychotic (see also Psychosis, organic) 294.9
      • senile (see also Dementia, senile) 290.0
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 291.2 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.