ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A88.1

Epidemic vertigo

Diagnosis Code A88.1

ICD-10: A88.1
Short Description: Epidemic vertigo
Long Description: Epidemic vertigo
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A88.1

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Viral and prion infections of the central nervous system (A80-A89)
      • Oth viral infections of central nervous system, NEC (A88)

Information for Patients

Dizziness and Vertigo

When you're dizzy, you may feel lightheaded or lose your balance. If you feel that the room is spinning, you have vertigo.

A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down.

Dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated. However, it can be a symptom of other disorders. Medicines may cause dizziness, or problems with your ear. Motion sickness can also make you dizzy. There are many other causes.

If you are dizzy often, you should see your health care provider to find the cause.

  • Benign positional vertigo
  • Benign positional vertigo -- aftercare
  • Dizziness
  • Dizziness and vertigo -- aftercare
  • Electronystagmography
  • Epley maneuver
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vertigo-associated disorders

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Viral Infections

Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This eventually kills the cells, which can make you sick.

Viral infections are hard to treat because viruses live inside your body's cells. They are "protected" from medicines, which usually move through your bloodstream. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are a few antiviral medicines available. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • ECHO virus
  • Enterovirus D68
  • Hand-foot-mouth disease
  • Herpangina
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Parainfluenza
  • Roseola
  • Zika virus disease

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