ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G40.A19

Absence epileptic syndrome, intractable, w/o stat epi

Diagnosis Code G40.A19

ICD-10: G40.A19
Short Description: Absence epileptic syndrome, intractable, w/o stat epi
Long Description: Absence epileptic syndrome, intractable, without status epilepticus
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G40.A19

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The code G40.A19 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Episodic and paroxysmal disorders (G40-G47)
      • Epilepsy and recurrent seizures (G40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code G40.A19 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Atypical absence seizure
  • Atypical absence seizure, refractory
  • Childhood absence epilepsy
  • Childhood absence epilepsy, refractory
  • Intractable absence seizures
  • Juvenile absence epilepsy
  • Juvenile absence epilepsy, refractory
  • Refractory idiopathic generalized epilepsy
  • Refractory idiopathic generalized epilepsy
  • Typical absence seizure
  • Typical absence seizure, refractory

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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