ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A81.09

Other Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Diagnosis Code A81.09

ICD-10: A81.09
Short Description: Other Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Long Description: Other Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A81.09

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Viral and prion infections of the central nervous system (A80-A89)
      • Atypical virus infections of central nervous system (A81)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Prion disease
  • Spongiform encephalopathy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Also called: CJD

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative brain disorder. Symptoms usually start around age 60. Memory problems, behavior changes, vision problems, and poor muscle coordination progress quickly to dementia, coma, and death. Most patients die within a year.

The three main categories of CJD are

  • Sporadic CJD, which occurs for no known reason
  • Hereditary CJD, which runs in families
  • Acquired CJD, which occurs from contact with infected tissue, usually during a medical procedure

Cattle can get a disease related to CJD called bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease." There is concern that people can get a variant of CJD from eating beef from an infected animal, but there is no direct proof to support this.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Prion disease Prion disease represents a group of conditions that affect the nervous system in humans and animals. In people, these conditions impair brain function, causing changes in memory, personality, and behavior; a decline in intellectual function (dementia); and abnormal movements, particularly difficulty with coordinating movements (ataxia). The signs and symptoms of prion disease typically begin in adulthood and worsen with time, leading to death within a few months to several years.
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