ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R25.1

Tremor, unspecified

Diagnosis Code R25.1

ICD-10: R25.1
Short Description: Tremor, unspecified
Long Description: Tremor, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R25.1

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Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems (R25-R29)
      • Abnormal involuntary movements (R25)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Aspergillus clavatus tremors
  • Chronic tremor
  • Coarse tremor
  • Continuous tremor
  • Fine tremor
  • Intermittent tremor
  • Massive tremor
  • On examination - coarse tremor - flapping
  • On examination - fine tremor
  • On examination - involuntary movements
  • On examination - involuntary movements
  • On examination - involuntary movements
  • On examination - involuntary movements
  • On examination - tremor of tongue
  • On examination - tremor outstretched hands
  • Passive tremor
  • Persistent tremor
  • Trembles
  • Tremor
  • Tremor due to orthostatic hypotension

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R25.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Tremors are unintentional trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body. Most tremors occur in the hands. You can also have arm, head, face, vocal cord, trunk, and leg tremors. Tremors are most common in middle-aged and older people, but anyone can have them.

The cause of tremors is a problem in the parts of the brain that control muscles in the body or in specific parts of the body, such as the hands. They commonly occur in otherwise healthy people. They may also be caused by problems such as

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Dystonia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Alcohol abuse and withdrawal
  • Certain medicines

Some forms are inherited and run in families. Others have no known cause.

There is no cure for most tremors. Treatment to relieve them depends on their cause. In many cases, medicines and sometimes surgical procedures can reduce or stop tremors and improve muscle control. Tremors are not life threatening. However, they can be embarrassing and make it hard to perform daily tasks.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Essential tremor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tremor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tremor - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)

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