ICD-10-CM Code A88.8

Other specified viral infections of central nervous system

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A88.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified viral infections of central nervous system. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A88.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cache valley virus infection, coxsackievirus infection of the central nervous system, disease due to parvoviridae, echovirus disease, echovirus infection of the central nervous system, enterovirus infection of the central nervous system, etc

ICD-10:A88.8
Short Description:Other specified viral infections of central nervous system
Long Description:Other specified viral infections of central nervous system

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 A88.8 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:

  • Cache Valley virus infection
  • Coxsackievirus infection of the central nervous system
  • Disease due to Parvoviridae
  • Echovirus disease
  • Echovirus infection of the central nervous system
  • Enterovirus infection of the central nervous system
  • Epstein Barr virus infection of the central nervous system
  • Influenza with CNS disorder
  • Measles of the central nervous system
  • Neuroinvasive Cache Valley virus disease
  • Parvovirus infection
  • Parvovirus infection of the central nervous system

Convert A88.8 to ICD-9

  • 049.8 - Viral encephalitis NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral and prion infections of the central nervous system (A80-A89)
      • Oth viral infections of central nervous system, NEC (A88)

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


Neurologic Diseases

The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.

There are more than 600 neurologic diseases. Major types include

  • Diseases caused by faulty genes, such as Huntington's disease and muscular dystrophy
  • Problems with the way the nervous system develops, such as spina bifida
  • Degenerative diseases, where nerve cells are damaged or die, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
  • Diseases of the blood vessels that supply the brain, such as stroke
  • Injuries to the spinal cord and brain
  • Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
  • Cancer, such as brain tumors
  • infections, such as meningitis

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Viral Infections

Viruses are very tiny germs. They are made of genetic material inside of a protein coating. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox, and Ebola.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This can kill, damage, or change the cells and make you sick. Different viruses attack certain cells in your body such as your liver, respiratory system, or blood.

When you get a virus, you may not always get sick from it. Your immune system may be able to fight it off.

For most viral infections, treatments can only help with symptoms while you wait for your immune system to fight off the virus. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are antiviral medicines to treat some viral infections. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.


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