Diagnosis Code G93.7
Information for Medical Professionals
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses Pediatric diagnoses
Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 331.81 - Reye's syndrome
- Reye's syndrome
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G93.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Code First: "Code first"
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
- poisoning due to salicylates, if applicable (T39.0-, with sixth character 1-4)
Information for Patients
Reye syndrome is a rare illness that can affect the blood, liver, and brain of someone who has recently had a viral infection. It always follows another illness. Although it mostly affects children and teens, anyone can get it. It can develop quickly and without warning. It is most common during flu season. Symptoms include
- Nausea and vomiting
- Personality change - such as irritability, combativeness or confusion
- Loss of consciousness
If these symptoms occur soon after a viral illness, seek medical attention immediately. Reye syndrome can lead to a coma and brain death, so quick diagnosis and treatment are critical. Treatment focuses on preventing brain damage. There is no cure.
The cause of Reye syndrome is unknown. Studies have shown that taking aspirin increases the risk of getting it. Because of that, health care professionals now recommend other pain relievers for young patients.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke