ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G05.4

Myelitis in diseases classified elsewhere

Diagnosis Code G05.4

ICD-10: G05.4
Short Description: Myelitis in diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description: Myelitis in diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G05.4

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (G00-G09)
      • Encphlts, myelitis & encephalomyelitis in dis classd elswhr (G05)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Disorder of central nervous system co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disorder of spinal cord co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Histoplasma infection of central nervous system
  • Infection of spinal cord caused by Histoplasma
  • Myelitis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Myelitis co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Myelopathy associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Protozoal myelitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

  • Epidural abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal cord abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal tumor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subacute combined degeneration (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Syphilitic myelopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)


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