ICD-10-CM Code G71.12

Myotonia congenita

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G71.12 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of myotonia congenita. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G71.12 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acetazolamide responsive myotonia, congenital myotonia, autosomal dominant form, congenital myotonia, autosomal recessive form, myotonia congenita, myotonia levior, potassium aggravated myotonia, etc

ICD-10:G71.12
Short Description:Myotonia congenita
Long Description:Myotonia congenita

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 G71.12:

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.
  • Acetazolamide responsive myotonia congenita
  • Dominant myotonia congenita Thomsen disease
  • Myotonia levior
  • Recessive myotonia congenita Becker disease

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 G71.12 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:

  • Acetazolamide responsive myotonia
  • Congenital myotonia, autosomal dominant form
  • Congenital myotonia, autosomal recessive form
  • Myotonia congenita
  • Myotonia levior
  • Potassium aggravated myotonia

Clinical Information

  • MYOTONIA CONGENITA-. inherited myotonic disorders with early childhood onset myotonia. muscular hypertrophy is common and myotonia may impair ambulation and other movements. it is classified as thomsen autosomal dominant or becker autosomal recessive generalized myotonia mainly based on the inheritance pattern. becker type is also clinically more severe. an autosomal dominant variant with milder symptoms and later onset is known as myotonia levior. mutations in the voltage dependent skeletal muscle chloride channel are associated with the disorders.

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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Diseases of myoneural junction and muscle (G70-G73)
      • Primary disorders of muscles (G71)

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


Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders affect your neuromuscular system. They can cause problems with

  • The nerves that control your muscles
  • Your muscles
  • Communication between your nerves and muscles

These disorders can cause your muscles to become weak and waste away. You may also have symptoms such as spasms, twitching, and pain.

Examples of neuromuscular disorders include

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

There can be different causes for these diseases. Many of them are genetic.This means they are inherited (run in families) or are caused by a new mutation in your genes. Some neuromuscular disorders are autoimmune diseases. Sometimes the cause is not known.

Many neuromuscular diseases have no cure. But treatments may improve symptoms, increase mobility, and lengthen life.


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Myotonia congenita Myotonia congenita is a disorder that affects muscles used for movement (skeletal muscles). Beginning in childhood, people with this condition experience bouts of sustained muscle tensing (myotonia) that prevent muscles from relaxing normally. Although myotonia can affect any skeletal muscles, including muscles of the face and tongue, it occurs most often in the legs. Myotonia causes muscle stiffness that can interfere with movement. In some people the stiffness is very mild, while in other cases it may be severe enough to interfere with walking, running, and other activities of daily life. These muscle problems are particularly noticeable during movement following a period of rest. Many affected individuals find that repeated movements can temporarily alleviate their muscle stiffness, a phenomenon known as the warm-up effect.The two major types of myotonia congenita are known as Thomsen disease and Becker disease. These conditions are distinguished by the severity of their symptoms and their patterns of inheritance. Becker disease usually appears later in childhood than Thomsen disease and causes more severe muscle stiffness, particularly in males. People with Becker disease often experience temporary attacks of muscle weakness, particularly in the arms and hands, brought on by movement after periods of rest. They may also develop mild, permanent muscle weakness over time. This muscle weakness is not seen in people with Thomsen disease.
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