ICD-10-CM Code G83.89

Other specified paralytic syndromes

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G83.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified paralytic syndromes. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G83.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute flaccid paralysis, alternating hemiplegia, alternating hemiplegia of childhood, babinski-nageotte syndrome, benign nocturnal alternating hemiplegia of childhood, bilateral paresis, etc

Short Description:Other specified paralytic syndromes
Long Description:Other specified paralytic syndromes

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 G83.89 are found in the index:


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

  • Acute flaccid paralysis
  • Alternating hemiplegia
  • Alternating hemiplegia of childhood
  • Babinski-Nageotte syndrome
  • Benign nocturnal alternating hemiplegia of childhood
  • Bilateral paresis
  • Brainstem stroke syndrome
  • Epidural ascending spinal paralysis
  • Facial hemiparesis
  • Flaccid paralysis
  • Lethal neonatal spasticity
  • Motor level spinal paralysis
  • Motor level spinal weakness
  • Neurological muscular paralysis
  • Paralytic syndrome of three limbs
  • Paralytic syndrome of two limbs
  • Partial bilateral paresis
  • Transient limb paralysis
  • Triplegia
  • Weber-Gubler syndrome

Convert G83.89 to ICD-9

  • 344.89 - Oth spcf paralytic synd (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes (G80-G83)
      • Other paralytic syndromes (G83)

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


Also called: Hemiplegia, Palsy, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia

Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread. Paralysis of the lower half of your body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia.

Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury or a broken neck. Other causes of paralysis include

  • Nerve diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Bell's palsy, which affects muscles in the face

Polio used to be a cause of paralysis, but polio no longer occurs in the U.S.

  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle function loss (Medical Encyclopedia)

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