ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G37.8

Oth demyelinating diseases of central nervous system

Diagnosis Code G37.8

ICD-10: G37.8
Short Description: Oth demyelinating diseases of central nervous system
Long Description: Other specified demyelinating diseases of central nervous system
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G37.8

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The code G37.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • 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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Synonyms
  • Alexander's disease
  • Clinically isolated syndrome
  • Clinically isolated syndrome
  • Clinically isolated syndrome
  • Clinically isolated syndrome of brainstem
  • Leucodystrophy without a known biochemical basis
  • Monofocal clinically isolated syndrome
  • Multifocal clinically isolated syndrome
  • Vanishing white matter disease

Information for Patients


Degenerative Nerve Diseases

Also called: Neurodegenerative diseases

Degenerative nerve diseases affect many of your body's activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function. Many of these diseases are genetic. Sometimes the cause is a medical condition such as alcoholism, a tumor, or a stroke. Other causes may include toxins, chemicals, and viruses. Sometimes the cause is not known.

Degenerative nerve diseases include

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Friedreich's ataxia
  • Huntington's disease
  • Lewy body disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on the type. Most of them have no cure. Treatments may help improve symptoms, relieve pain, and increase mobility.

  • Multiple system atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)


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