ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 759.5

Tuberous sclerosis

Diagnosis Code 759.5

ICD-9: 759.5
Short Description: Tuberous sclerosis
Long Description: Tuberous sclerosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 759.5

Code Classification
  • Congenital anomalies
    • Congenital anomalies (740-759)
      • 759 Other and unspecified congenital anomalies

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Q85.1 - Tuberous sclerosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Tuberous Sclerosis

Also called: TSC, Tuberous sclerosis complex

Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow in the brain and other organs. Symptoms vary, depending on where the tumors grow. They could include

  • Skin problems, such as light patches and thickened skin
  • Seizures
  • Behavior problems
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Kidney problems

Some people have signs of tuberous sclerosis at birth. In others it can take time for the symptoms to develop. The disease can be mild, or it can cause severe disabilities. In rare cases, tumors in vital organs or other symptoms can be life-threatening.

Tuberous sclerosis has no cure, but treatments can help symptoms. Options include medicines, educational and occupational therapy, surgery, or surgery to treat specific complications.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Tuberous sclerosis

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