ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 333.72

Acute dystonia d/t drugs

Diagnosis Code 333.72

ICD-9: 333.72
Short Description: Acute dystonia d/t drugs
Long Description: Acute dystonia due to drugs
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 333.72

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Hereditary and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (330-337)
      • 333 Other extrapyramidal disease and abnormal movement disorders

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • G24.02 - Drug induced acute dystonia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 333.72 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Dystonia
      • acute
        • due to drugs 333.72
        • neuroleptic-induced acute 333.72
    • Reaction
      • dystonic, acute, due to drugs 333.72

Information for Patients


Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes involuntary contractions of your muscles. These contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements. Sometimes they are painful.

Dystonia can affect just one muscle, a group of muscles or all of your muscles. Symptoms can include tremors, voice problems or a dragging foot. Symptoms often start in childhood. They can also start in the late teens or early adulthood. Some cases worsen over time. Others are mild.

Some people inherit dystonia. Others have it because of another disease. Researchers think that dystonia may be due to a problem in the part of the brain that handles messages about muscle contractions. There is no cure. Doctors use medicines, Botox injections, surgery, physical therapy, and other treatments to reduce or eliminate muscle spasms and pain.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Botulinum toxin injection - larynx
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Torticollis

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code 333.71
Next Code
333.79 Next Code