ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 341.0

Neuromyelitis optica

Diagnosis Code 341.0

ICD-9: 341.0
Short Description: Neuromyelitis optica
Long Description: Neuromyelitis optica
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 341.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Other disorders of the central nervous system (340-349)
      • 341 Other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • G36.0 - Neuromyelitis optica [Devic]

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Autoimmune Diseases

Your body's immune system protects you from disease and infection. But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Autoimmune diseases can affect many parts of the body.

No one is sure what causes autoimmune diseases. They do tend to run in families. Women - particularly African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American women - have a higher risk for some autoimmune diseases.

There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and some have similar symptoms. This makes it hard for your health care provider to know if you really have one of these diseases, and if so, which one. Getting a diagnosis can be frustrating and stressful. Often, the first symptoms are fatigue, muscle aches and a low fever. The classic sign of an autoimmune disease is inflammation, which can cause redness, heat, pain and swelling.

The diseases may also have flare-ups, when they get worse, and remissions, when symptoms get better or disappear. Treatment depends on the disease, but in most cases one important goal is to reduce inflammation. Sometimes doctors prescribe corticosteroids or other drugs that reduce your immune response.

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Complement

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