ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G96.8

Other specified disorders of central nervous system

Diagnosis Code G96.8

ICD-10: G96.8
Short Description: Other specified disorders of central nervous system
Long Description: Other specified disorders of central nervous system
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G96.8


Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Other disorders of central nervous system (G96)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Amebic infection of central nervous system
  • Bacterial infection of central nervous system
  • Central nervous system depression
  • Central nervous system disorder of water regulation
  • Cryptococcus infection of the central nervous system
  • Cyst of central nervous system
  • Drug-induced central nervous system depression
  • Ependymal cyst
  • Escherichia coli infection of the central nervous system
  • Fungal infection of central nervous system
  • Haemophilus infection of the central nervous system
  • Hemorrhage into extradural space of spine
  • Hereditary AND/OR degenerative disease of central nervous system
  • Histoplasma infection of central nervous system
  • Infectious disease of central nervous system
  • Inflammatory disease of the central nervous system
  • Leptospira infection of the central nervous system
  • Neuraxial hematoma
  • Neurogenic claudication
  • Neuroglial cyst
  • Parasitic infection of the central nervous system
  • Spastic syndrome
  • Spinal epidural hematoma
  • Spinopontine degeneration
  • Streptococcus infection of the central nervous system

Information for Patients


Brain Diseases

The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.

  • Basal ganglia dysfunction
  • Brain abscess
  • Brain surgery
  • Central pontine myelinolysis
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
  • EEG
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome


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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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