ICD-10-CM Code A81.82

Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A81.82 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of gerstmann-straussler-scheinker syndrome. The code is valid for the year 2020 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.

ICD-10:A81.82
Short Description:Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome
Long Description: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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A81.82:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome

Clinical Information

  • 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

Convert A81.82 to ICD-9

  • 046.71 - Gerstmn-Straus-Schnk syn

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral and prion infections of the central nervous system (A80-A89)
      • Atypical virus infections of central nervous system (A81)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


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