ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G13.8

Systemic atrophy aff cnsl in oth diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code G13.8

ICD-10: G13.8
Short Description: Systemic atrophy aff cnsl in oth diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Systemic atrophy primarily affecting central nervous system in other diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G13.8

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Systemic atrophies primarily affecting the central nervous system (G10-G14)
      • Systemic atrophies aff cnsl in diseases classd elswhr (G13)

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.

  • Basal ganglia dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brain abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brain surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Central pontine myelinolysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EEG (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatic encephalopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pseudotumor cerebri (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)


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