ICD-10-CM Code G93.41

Metabolic encephalopathy

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G93.41 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of metabolic encephalopathy. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G93.41 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like 3-methylglutaconic aciduria, 3-methylglutaconic aciduria type 4, 3-methylglutaconic aciduria type iv with sensorineural deafness, encephalopathy and leigh-like syndrome, acute disorder of hemodialysis, childhood encephalopathy due to thiamine pyrophosphokinase deficiency, congenital microcephaly, severe encephalopathy, progressive cerebral atrophy syndrome, etc

Short Description:Metabolic encephalopathy
Long Description:Metabolic encephalopathy

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 G93.41:

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.
  • Septic encephalopathy

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 G93.41 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:

  • 3-Methylglutaconic aciduria
  • 3-Methylglutaconic aciduria type 4
  • 3-methylglutaconic aciduria type IV with sensorineural deafness, encephalopathy and Leigh-like syndrome
  • Acute disorder of hemodialysis
  • Childhood encephalopathy due to thiamine pyrophosphokinase deficiency
  • Congenital microcephaly, severe encephalopathy, progressive cerebral atrophy syndrome
  • Deficiency of dioxygenase
  • Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome
  • Encephalopathy due to sulfite oxidase deficiency
  • Ethylmalonic encephalopathy
  • Ethylmalonic encephalopathy protein 1 deficiency
  • Glucose transporter protein type 1 deficiency syndrome
  • Hyponatremic encephalopathy
  • Inborn error of amino acid metabolism
  • Metabolic encephalopathy
  • Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, hepatocerebral form due to DGUOK deficiency
  • Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy
  • Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy syndrome
  • Myxedema encephalopathy
  • Progressive external ophthalmoplegia
  • Progressive polyneuropathy with bilateral striatal necrosis
  • Secondary amyloid encephalopathy
  • Sepsis-associated encephalopathy
  • Severe X-linked mitochondrial encephalomyopathy
  • Thiamine-responsive encephalopathy
  • TMEM70 related mitochondrial encephalo-cardio-myopathy
  • Urate encephalopathy
  • Uremic encephalopathy

Clinical Information

  • BRAIN DISEASES METABOLIC-. acquired or inborn metabolic diseases that produce brain dysfunction or damage. these include primary i.e. disorders intrinsic to the brain and secondary i.e. extracranial metabolic conditions that adversely affect cerebral function.

Convert G93.41 to ICD-9

  • 348.31 - Metabolic encephalopathy

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Other disorders of brain (G93)

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

Brain Diseases

The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.

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