Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 357.5
Alcoholic polyneuropathy
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 357.5 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 357.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Alcohol induced polyneuropathy
  • Neuropathy, alcoholic
Clinical Information
  • A condition where damage to the peripheral nervous system (including the peripheral elements of the autonomic nervous system) is associated with chronic ingestion of alcoholic beverages. The disorder may be caused by a direct effect of alcohol, an associated nutritional deficiency, or a combination of factors. Clinical manifestations include variable degrees of weakness; atrophy; paresthesias; pain; loss of reflexes; sensory loss; diaphoresis; and postural hypotension. (from arch neurol 1995;52(1):45-51; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1146)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 357.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G62.1 Alcoholic polyneuropathy
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 357.5:
  • Neuritis (see also Neuralgia) 729.2
    • alcoholic 357.5
  • Neuropathy, neuropathic (see also Disorder, nerve) 355.9
    • alcoholic 357.5
  • Polyneuritis, polyneuritic (see also Polyneuropathy) 356.9
    • alcoholic 357.5
  • Polyneuropathy (peripheral) 356.9
    • alcoholic 357.5
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