Coding: Immunodeficiency due to alcohol
I am looking for guidance on how to code Immunodeficiency due to alcohol.
There are many scholarly medical articles supporting this occurrence but not a lot of guidance as to which code is most appropriate for this condition.
I believe the choices are:
D84.81 Immunodeficiency due to conditions classified elsewhere
- I am hesitant to place it here as the immunodeficiency is due to the alcohol and not necessarily the dependence or the chronic binge drinking
D84.821 Immunodeficiency due to drugs
D84.822 Immunodeficiency due to external causes
D84.89 Other immunodeficiencies
D84.9 Immunodeficiency, unspecified