ICD-10-CM Code G37.3

Acute transverse myelitis in demyelinating disease of central nervous system

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G37.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute transverse myelitis in demyelinating disease of central nervous system. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G37.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute non-infective transverse myelitis, acute transverse myelitis, acute viral transverse myelitis, herpes zoster myelitis, idiopathic transverse myelitis, transverse myelopathy syndrome, etc

ICD-10:G37.3
Short Description:Acute transverse myelitis in demyelinating disease of cnsl
Long Description:Acute transverse myelitis in demyelinating disease of central nervous system

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 G37.3:

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.
  • Acute transverse myelitis NOS
  • Acute transverse myelopathy

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • multiple sclerosis G35
  • neuromyelitis optica Devic G36.0

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 G37.3 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:

  • Acute non-infective transverse myelitis
  • Acute transverse myelitis
  • Acute viral transverse myelitis
  • Herpes zoster myelitis
  • Idiopathic transverse myelitis
  • Transverse myelopathy syndrome
  • Varicella transverse myelitis

Convert G37.3 to ICD-9

  • 341.20 - Acute myelitis NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 341.21 - Acute myelitis oth cond (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (G35-G37)
      • Other demyelinating diseases of central nervous system (G37)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Neurologic Diseases

Also called: Nervous system 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
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EEG (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

  • Epidural abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal cord abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal tumor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subacute combined degeneration (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Syphilitic myelopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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