ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 331.19

Frontotemp dementia NEC

Diagnosis Code 331.19

ICD-9: 331.19
Short Description: Frontotemp dementia NEC
Long Description: Other frontotemporal dementia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 331.19

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Hereditary and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (330-337)
      • 331 Other cerebral degenerations

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • G31.09 - Other frontotemporal dementia

  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia with gene located on 3p11
  • Frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism-17
  • GRN-related frontotemporal dementia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 331.19 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Dementia 294.20
      • frontal 331.19
        • with behavioral disturbance 331.19 [294.11]
        • without behavioral disturbance 331.19 [294.10]
      • frontotemporal 331.19
        • with behavioral disturbance 331.19 [294.11]
        • without behavioral disturbance 331.19 [294.10]

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
  • Brain surgery - discharge
  • Central pontine myelinolysis
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
  • EEG
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatocerebral degeneration
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

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Also called: Senility

Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating. They may lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change. They may become agitated or see things that are not there.

Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia. However, memory loss by itself does not mean you have dementia. People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions, such as memory and language. Although dementia is common in very elderly people, it is not part of normal aging.

Many different diseases can cause dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Drugs are available to treat some of these diseases. While these drugs cannot cure dementia or repair brain damage, they may improve symptoms or slow down the disease.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Dementia
  • Dementia - behavior and sleep problems
  • Dementia - daily care
  • Dementia - keeping safe in the home
  • Dementia and driving
  • Dementia due to metabolic causes
  • Mental status testing
  • Multi-infarct dementia
  • Organic brain syndrome
  • Pick disease

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