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A81.82 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of gerstmann-straussler-scheinker syndrome. The code A81.82 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code A81.82 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like gerstmann-straussler-scheinker syndrome.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A81.82:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- GSS syndrome
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A81.82 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome
- GERSTMANN STRAUSSLER SCHEINKER DISEASE-. an autosomal dominant familial prion disease with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations including ataxia spastic paraparesis extrapyramidal signs and dementia. clinical onset is in the third to sixth decade of life and the mean duration of illness prior to death is five years. several kindreds with variable clinical and pathologic features have been described. pathologic features include cerebral prion protein amyloidosis and spongiform or neurofibrillary degeneration. from brain pathol 1998 jul;83:499 513; brain pathol 1995 jan;51:61 75
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Degenerative Nerve Diseases
Also called: Neurodegenerative diseases
Degenerative nerve diseases affect many of your body's activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function. Many of these diseases are genetic. Sometimes the cause is a medical condition such as alcoholism, a tumor, or a stroke. Other causes may include toxins, chemicals, and viruses. Sometimes the cause is not known.
Degenerative nerve diseases include
- Alzheimer's disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Friedreich's ataxia
- Huntington's disease
- Lewy body disease
- Parkinson's disease
- Spinal muscular atrophy
Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on the type. Most of them have no cure. Treatments may help improve symptoms, relieve pain, and increase mobility.
- Multiple system atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Prion disease Prion disease represents a group of conditions that affect the nervous system in humans and animals. In people, these conditions impair brain function, causing changes in memory, personality, and behavior; a decline in intellectual function (dementia); and abnormal movements, particularly difficulty with coordinating movements (ataxia). The signs and symptoms of prion disease typically begin in adulthood and worsen with time, leading to death within a few months to several years.
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