ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B91

Sequelae of poliomyelitis

Diagnosis Code B91

ICD-10: B91
Short Description: Sequelae of poliomyelitis
Long Description: Sequelae of poliomyelitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B91

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Sequelae of infectious and parasitic diseases (B90-B94)
      • Sequelae of poliomyelitis (B91)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The code B91 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Late effects of poliomyelitis
  • Late effects of poliomyelitis
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Neurogenic bladder as late effect of poliomyelitis
  • Sequelae of infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Sequelae of infectious and parasitic diseases

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B91 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome

Also called: Infantile paralysis, PPS, Poliomyelitis

Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The virus lives in an infected person's throat and intestines. It is most often spread by contact with the stool of an infected person. You can also get it from droplets if an infected person sneezes or coughs. It can contaminate food and water if people do not wash their hands.

Most people have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include fever, fatigue, nausea, headache, flu-like symptoms, stiff neck and back, and pain in the limbs. A few people will become paralyzed. There is no treatment to reverse the paralysis of polio.

Some people who've had polio develop post-polio syndrome (PPS) years later. Symptoms include tiredness, new muscle weakness, and muscle and joint pain. There is no way to prevent or cure PPS.

The polio vaccine has wiped out polio in the United States and most other countries.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Polio: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Polio: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Polio: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Poliomyelitis

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