ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 332.1

Secondary parkinsonism

Diagnosis Code 332.1

ICD-9: 332.1
Short Description: Secondary parkinsonism
Long Description: Secondary parkinsonism
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 332.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Hereditary and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (330-337)
      • 332 Parkinson's disease

Information for Patients

Parkinson's Disease

Also called: Paralysis agitans, Shaking palsy

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don't produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. Sometimes it is genetic, but most cases do not seem to run in families. Exposure to chemicals in the environment might play a role.

Symptoms begin gradually, often on one side of the body. Later they affect both sides. They include

  • Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
  • Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
  • Slowness of movement
  • Poor balance and coordination

As symptoms get worse, people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking, or doing simple tasks. They may also have problems such as depression, sleep problems, or trouble chewing, swallowing, or speaking.

There is no lab test for PD, so it can be difficult to diagnose. Doctors use a medical history and a neurological examination to diagnose it.

PD usually begins around age 60, but it can start earlier. It is more common in men than in women. There is no cure for PD. A variety of medicines sometimes help symptoms dramatically. Surgery and deep brain stimulation (DBS) can help severe cases. With DBS, electrodes are surgically implanted in the brain. They send electrical pulses to stimulate the parts of the brain that control movement.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Brain surgery
  • Brain surgery - discharge
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Secondary parkinsonism
  • Swallowing problems

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