ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 334.8

Spinocerebellar dis NEC

Diagnosis Code 334.8

ICD-9: 334.8
Short Description: Spinocerebellar dis NEC
Long Description: Other spinocerebellar diseases
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 334.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (320–359)
    • Hereditary and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (330-337)
      • 334 Spinocerebellar disease

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Ataxia-telangiectasia syndrome
  • Ataxia-telangiectasia-like disorder
  • Azorean disease, type II
  • Bailey-Cushing syndrome
  • Corticostriatal-spinal degeneration
  • Jervis' syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 334.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Ataxia Telangiectasia

Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is a rare, inherited disease. It affects the nervous system, immune system, and other body systems. Symptoms appear in young children, usually before age 5. They include

  • Ataxia - trouble coordinating movements
  • Poor balance
  • Slurred speech
  • Tiny, red spider veins, called telangiectasias, on the skin and eyes
  • Lung infections
  • Delayed physical and sexual development

People with AT have an increased risk of developing diabetes and cancers, particularly lymphoma and leukemia. Although it affects the brain, people with AT usually have normal or above normal intelligence.

AT has no cure. Treatments might improve some symptoms. They include injections to strengthen the immune system, physical and speech therapy, and high-dose vitamin therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Ataxia - telangiectasia

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Cerebellar Disorders

When you play the piano or hit a tennis ball you are activating the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the area of the brain that controls coordination and balance. Problems with the cerebellum include

  • Cancer
  • Genetic disorders
  • Ataxias - failure of muscle control in the arms and legs that result in movement disorders
  • Degeneration - disorders caused by brain cells decreasing in size or wasting away

Treatment of cerebellar disorders depends on the cause.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Acute cerebellar ataxia
  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy

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