ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 358.01

Myasthna gravs w ac exac

Diagnosis Code 358.01

ICD-9: 358.01
Short Description: Myasthna gravs w ac exac
Long Description: Myasthenia gravis with (acute) exacerbation
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 358.01

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Disorders of the peripheral nervous system (350-359)
      • 358 Myoneural disorders

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • G70.01 - Myasthenia gravis with (acute) exacerbation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 358.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Myasthenia 358.00
      • gravis 358.00
        • with exacerbation (acute) 358.01
        • in crisis 358.01

Information for Patients

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is disease that causes weakness in the muscles under your control. It happens because of a problem in communication between your nerves and muscles. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease. Your body's own immune system makes antibodies that block or change some of the nerve signals to your muscles. This makes your muscles weaker.

Common symptoms are trouble with eye and eyelid movement, facial expression and swallowing. But it can also affect other muscles. The weakness gets worse with activity, and better with rest..

There are medicines to help improve nerve-to-muscle messages and make muscles stronger. With treatment, the muscle weakness often gets much better. Other drugs keep your body from making so many abnormal antibodies. There are also treatments which filter abnormal antibodies from the blood or add healthy antibodies from donated blood. Sometimes surgery to take out the thymus gland helps.

For some people, myasthenia gravis can go into remission and they do not need medicines. The remission can be temporary or permanent.

If you have myasthenia gravis, it is important to follow your treatment plan. If you do, you can expect your life to be normal or close to it.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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