ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G83.9

Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

Diagnosis Code G83.9

ICD-10: G83.9
Short Description: Paralytic syndrome, unspecified
Long Description: Paralytic syndrome, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G83.9

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord
  • Bilateral paresis
  • Chronic paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord
  • Complete bilateral paralysis
  • Complete bilateral paresis
  • Contracture of gastrocnemius muscle due to paralysis
  • Organophosphate induced paralysis Type II
  • Paralysis
  • Paralysis due to lesion of spinal cord
  • Paralysis following electric shock
  • Paralysis from birth trauma
  • Paralysis present
  • Paralytic syndrome
  • Paralytic syndrome of all four limbs
  • Paralytic syndrome of both lower limbs
  • Paralytic syndrome of one limb
  • Paralytic syndrome on both sides of the body
  • Paralytic syndrome on one side of the body
  • Partial bilateral paralysis
  • Spastic paralysis
  • Spastic paralysis due to birth injury
  • Spastic paralysis due to spinal birth injury
  • Spastic paresis
  • Triparesis

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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