ICD-10 Code G11.2

Late-onset cerebellar ataxia

Diagnosis Code G11.2

ICD-10: G11.2
Short Description: Late-onset cerebellar ataxia
Long Description: Late-onset cerebellar ataxia
Version 2019 of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G11.2

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The code G11.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Systemic atrophies primarily affecting the central nervous system (G10-G14)
      • Hereditary ataxia (G11)
Version 2019 Billable Code Adult Diagnoses

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Adult diagnoses - Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).

Convert to ICD-9
  • 334.2 - Primary cerebellar degen (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Azorean disease
  • Azorean disease, type I
  • Azorean disease, type II
  • Azorean disease, type III
  • Azorean disease, type IV
  • Episodic ataxia
  • Hereditary degenerative disease of central nervous system
  • Late onset cerebellar ataxia
  • Marie's cerebellar ataxia
  • Periodic ataxia
  • Progressive cerebellar ataxia with hypogonadism
  • Progressive cerebellar ataxia with palatal myoclonus
  • Progressive spinocerebellar ataxia with decreased tendon reflexes
  • Sporadic adult-onset ataxia of unknown etiology

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G11.2 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Cerebellar Disorders

When you play the piano or hit a tennis ball you are activating the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the area of the brain that controls coordination and balance. Problems with the cerebellum include

  • Cancer
  • Genetic disorders
  • Ataxias - failure of muscle control in the arms and legs that result in movement disorders
  • Degeneration - disorders caused by brain cells decreasing in size or wasting away

Treatment of cerebellar disorders depends on the cause. In some cases, there is no cure but treatment may help with symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Acute cerebellar ataxia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Movement Disorders

Imagine if parts of your body moved when you didn't want them to. If you have a movement disorder, you experience these kinds of impaired movement. Dyskinesia is abnormal uncontrolled movement and is a common symptom of many movement disorders. Tremors are a type of dyskinesia.

Nerve diseases cause many movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. Other causes include injuries, autoimmune diseases, infections and certain medicines. Many movement disorders are inherited, which means they run in families.

Treatment varies by disorder. Medicine can cure some disorders. Others get better when an underlying disease is treated. Often, however, there is no cure. In that case, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms and relieve pain.

  • Angelman syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chronic motor tic disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Facial tics (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Movement - uncontrollable (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Movement - uncontrolled or slow (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Movement - uncoordinated (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Movement - unpredictable or jerky (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tardive dyskinesia (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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