Wernicke's encephalopathy (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome)
|Wernicke's encephalopathy (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome)
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|2019-0: Metabolic/Renal NOS, 2019-0: Renal/Metabolic NOS
|External ICD10 Documentation
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Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by the lack of thiamine (vitamin B1). The disorder includes Wernicke encephalopathy and Korsakoff amnesic syndrome which are not different conditions but different stages of the same disease (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome).
Altered mental status coding guideline
Coding altered mental status in ICD10 can be complex, see ICD10 Guideline for coding altered mental status for more info.
Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition
- Dementia, NOS
- Thiamine deficiency
- Vitamin deficiency, NOS
- Nutritional deficiency, NOS
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