Diagnosis Code R56
Information for Medical Professionals
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R56 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- dissociative convulsions and seizures (F44.5)
- epileptic convulsions and seizures (G40.-)
- newborn convulsions and seizures (P90)
Information for Patients
Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. They happen because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. When people think of seizures, they often think of convulsions in which a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. Not all seizures cause convulsions. There are many types of seizures and some have mild symptoms. Seizures fall into two main groups. Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, happen in just one part of the brain. Generalized seizures are a result of abnormal activity on both sides of the brain.
Most seizures last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and do not cause lasting harm. However, it is a medical emergency if seizures last longer than 5 minutes or if a person has many seizures and does not wake up between them. Seizures can have many causes, including medicines, high fevers, head injuries and certain diseases. People who have recurring seizures due to a brain disorder have epilepsy.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Absence seizure (Medical Encyclopedia)
- EEG (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Epilepsy or seizures - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Febrile seizures (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Generalized tonic-clonic seizure (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Partial (focal) seizure (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Seizures (Medical Encyclopedia)