ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H81.49

Vertigo of central origin, unspecified ear

Diagnosis Code H81.49

ICD-10: H81.49
Short Description: Vertigo of central origin, unspecified ear
Long Description: Vertigo of central origin, unspecified ear
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H81.49

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The code H81.49 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60–H95)
    • Diseases of inner ear (H80-H83)
      • Disorders of vestibular function (H81)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Body positional nystagmus
  • Brain stem vertigo
  • Central positional nystagmus
  • Central positional vertigo
  • Cerebellar vertigo
  • Cortical vertigo
  • Downbeat nystagmus
  • Fatigable positional nystagmus
  • Malignant positional vertigo
  • Neck positional nystagmus
  • Non-fatigable positional nystagmus
  • Positional nystagmus
  • Vertical nystagmus
  • Vertigo as late effect of stroke
  • Vertigo as sequela of cerebrovascular disease
  • Vertigo of central origin

Information for Patients

Dizziness and Vertigo

When you're dizzy, you may feel lightheaded or lose your balance. If you feel that the room is spinning, you have vertigo.

A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down.

Dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated. However, it can be a symptom of other disorders. Medicines may cause dizziness, or problems with your ear. Motion sickness can also make you dizzy. There are many other causes.

If you are dizzy often, you should see your health care provider to find the cause.

  • Benign positional vertigo (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Benign positional vertigo -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dizziness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dizziness and vertigo -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electronystagmography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epley maneuver (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Labyrinthitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Vertigo-associated disorders (Medical Encyclopedia)

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