ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R48.0

Dyslexia and alexia

Diagnosis Code R48.0

ICD-10: R48.0
Short Description: Dyslexia and alexia
Long Description: Dyslexia and alexia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R48.0

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Symptoms and signs involving speech and voice (R47-R49)
      • Dyslexia and oth symbolic dysfunctions, NEC (R48)

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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  • Alexia
  • Alexia and agraphia present
  • Aphasia, agnosia, dyslexia AND/OR apraxia
  • Cortical alexia
  • Deep dyslexia
  • Dyslexia
  • Motor alexia
  • Musical alexia
  • On examination - dyslexia
  • Phonological dyslexia
  • Subcortical alexia
  • Surface dyslexia

Information for Patients

Learning Disorders

Also called: Learning differences, Learning disabilities

Learning disorders affect how a person understands, remembers and responds to new information. People with learning disorders may have problems

  • Listening or paying attention
  • Speaking
  • Reading or writing
  • Doing math

Although learning disorders occur in very young children, they are usually not recognized until the child reaches school age. About one-third of children who have learning disabilities also have ADHD, which makes it hard to focus.

Evaluation and testing by a trained professional can help identify a learning disorder. The next step is special education, which involves helping your child in the areas where he or she needs the most help. Sometimes tutors or speech or language therapists also work with the children. Learning disorders do not go away, but strategies to work around them can make them less of a problem.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Developmental reading disorder
  • Disorder of written expression
  • Mathematics disorder

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