ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 357.0

Ac infect polyneuritis

Diagnosis Code 357.0

ICD-9: 357.0
Short Description: Ac infect polyneuritis
Long Description: Acute infective polyneuritis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 357.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Disorders of the peripheral nervous system (350-359)
      • 357 Inflammatory and toxic neuropathy

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • G61.0 - Guillain-Barre syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Also called: Acute idiopathic polyneuritis, Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy, Infectious polyneuritis, Landry-Guillain-Barre syndrome

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder that causes your immune system to attack your peripheral nervous system (PNS). The PNS nerves connect your brain and spinal cord with the rest of your body. Damage to these nerves makes it hard for them to transmit signals. As a result, your muscles have trouble responding to your brain. No one knows what causes the syndrome. Sometimes it is triggered by an infection, surgery, or a vaccination.

The first symptom is usually weakness or a tingling feeling in your legs. The feeling can spread to your upper body. In severe cases, you become almost paralyzed. This is life-threatening. You might need a respirator to breathe. Symptoms usually worsen over a period of weeks and then stabilize.

Guillain-Barre can be hard to diagnose. Possible tests include nerve tests and a spinal tap. Most people recover. Recovery can take a few weeks to a few years. Treatment can help symptoms, and may include medicines or a procedure called plasma exchange.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome

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