ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 046.19

Creutzfldt-Jakob NEC/NOS

Diagnosis Code 046.19

ICD-9: 046.19
Short Description: Creutzfldt-Jakob NEC/NOS
Long Description: Other and unspecified Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 046.19

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Poliomyelitis and other non-arthropod-borne viral diseases of central nervous system (045-049)
      • 046 Slow virus infection of central nervous system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Cerebral degeneration due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Dementia due to Creutzfeldt Jakob disease
  • Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease
  • Spongiform encephalopathy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Also called: CJD

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative brain disorder. Symptoms usually start around age 60. Memory problems, behavior changes, vision problems, and poor muscle coordination progress quickly to dementia, coma, and death. Most patients die within a year.

The three main categories of CJD are

  • Sporadic CJD, which occurs for no known reason
  • Hereditary CJD, which runs in families
  • Acquired CJD, which occurs from contact with infected tissue, usually during a medical procedure

Cattle can get a disease related to CJD called bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease." There is concern that people can get a variant of CJD from eating beef from an infected animal, but there is no direct proof to support this.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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