ICD-10-CM Code T51.8
Toxic effect of other alcohols
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code T51.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the one child codes of T51.8 that describes the diagnosis 'toxic effect of other alcohols' in more detail.
- T51.8 Toxic effect of other alcohols NON-BILLABLE
- T51.8X Toxic effect of other alcohols NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code T518 is used to code Ethylene glycol poisoning
Ethylene glycol poisoning is caused by the ingestion of ethylene glycol, the primary ingredient in automotive antifreeze. Ethylene glycol is a toxic, colorless, odorless, almost nonvolatile liquid with a sweet taste that is sometimes accidentally consumed by children and animals due to its sweetness. Following ingestion the symptoms of poisoning progress from signs similar to intoxication and vomiting; to hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis, and cardiovascular dysfunction; and finally acute kidney failure. The major cause of toxicity is not the ethylene glycol itself but its metabolites, mainly glycolic acid and oxalic acid.