ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G40.823

Epileptic spasms, intractable, with status epilepticus

Diagnosis Code G40.823

ICD-10: G40.823
Short Description: Epileptic spasms, intractable, with status epilepticus
Long Description: Epileptic spasms, intractable, with status epilepticus
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G40.823

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Episodic and paroxysmal disorders (G40-G47)
      • Epilepsy and recurrent seizures (G40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code G40.823 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Refractory infantile spasms
  • Refractory infantile spasms co-occurrent with status epilepticus
  • West syndrome

Information for Patients


Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, and abnormal brain development. In many cases, the cause is unknown.

Doctors use brain scans and other tests to diagnose epilepsy. It is important to start treatment right away. There is no cure for epilepsy, but medicines can control seizures for most people. When medicines are not working well, surgery or implanted devices such as vagus nerve stimulators may help. Special diets can help some children with epilepsy.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Brain surgery
  • EEG
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy - children
  • Epilepsy - children - discharge
  • Epilepsy or seizures - discharge

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