ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R25.8

Other abnormal involuntary movements

Diagnosis Code R25.8

ICD-10: R25.8
Short Description: Other abnormal involuntary movements
Long Description: Other abnormal involuntary movements
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R25.8

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems (R25-R29)
      • Abnormal involuntary movements (R25)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Ankle clonus present
  • Athetoid movement
  • Athetoid paralysis
  • Athetosis
  • Athetosis with rigidity
  • Athetosis with spastic paraplegia
  • Clonus
  • On examination - athetosis
  • Patellar clonus present
  • Posthemiplegic athetosis
  • Spastic paraplegia

Information for Patients

Movement Disorders

Imagine if parts of your body moved when you didn't want them to. If you have a movement disorder, you experience these kinds of impaired movement. Dyskinesia is abnormal uncontrolled movement and is a common symptom of many movement disorders. Tremors are a type of dyskinesia.

Nerve diseases cause many movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. Other causes include injuries, autoimmune diseases, infections and certain medicines. Many movement disorders are inherited, which means they run in families.

Treatment varies by disorder. Medicine can cure some disorders. Others get better when an underlying disease is treated. Often, however, there is no cure. In that case, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms and relieve pain.

  • Angelman syndrome
  • Chronic motor tic disorder
  • Facial tics
  • Movement - uncontrollable
  • Movement - uncontrolled or slow
  • Movement - uncoordinated
  • Movement - unpredictable or jerky
  • Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA)
  • Tardive dyskinesia

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