ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G37.3

Acute transverse myelitis in demyelinating disease of cnsl

Diagnosis Code G37.3

ICD-10: G37.3
Short Description: Acute transverse myelitis in demyelinating disease of cnsl
Long Description: Acute transverse myelitis in demyelinating disease of central nervous system
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G37.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (G35-G37)
      • Other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system (G37)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute non-infective transverse myelitis
  • Acute transverse myelitis
  • Acute viral transverse myelitis
  • Herpes zoster myelitis
  • Idiopathic transverse myelitis
  • Transverse myelopathy syndrome
  • Varicella transverse myelitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Neurologic Diseases

Also called: Nervous system diseases

The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.

There are more than 600 neurologic diseases. Major types include

  • Diseases caused by faulty genes, such as Huntington's disease and muscular dystrophy
  • Problems with the way the nervous system develops, such as spina bifida
  • Degenerative diseases, where nerve cells are damaged or die, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
  • Diseases of the blood vessels that supply the brain, such as stroke
  • Injuries to the spinal cord and brain
  • Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
  • Cancer, such as brain tumors
  • infections, such as meningitis

  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
  • EEG

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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
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal tumor
  • Subacute combined degeneration
  • Syphilitic myelopathy

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