ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 437.4

Cerebral arteritis

Diagnosis Code 437.4

ICD-9: 437.4
Short Description: Cerebral arteritis
Long Description: Cerebral arteritis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 437.4

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system (390–459)
    • Cerebrovascular disease (430-438)
      • 437 Other and ill-defined cerebrovascular disease

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 437.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Arteritis 447.6
      • brain 437.4
        • syphilitic 094.89
      • cerebral 437.4
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
        • sphylitic 094.89
    • Endarteritis (bacterial, subacute) (infective) (septic) 447.6
      • brain, cerebral or cerebrospinal 437.4
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
    • Panarteritis (nodosa) 446.0
      • brain or cerebral 437.4

Information for Patients

Brain Diseases

The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.

  • Basal ganglia dysfunction
  • Brain abscess
  • Brain surgery
  • Brain surgery - discharge
  • Central pontine myelinolysis
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
  • EEG
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatocerebral degeneration
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

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Also called: Angiitis

Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels. It happens when the body's immune system attacks the blood vessel by mistake. It can happen because of an infection, a medicine, or another disease. The cause is often unknown.

Vasculitis can affect arteries, veins and capillaries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body's organs. Veins are the vessels that carry blood back to the heart. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that connect the small arteries and veins.

When a blood vessel becomes inflamed, it can

  • Narrow, making it more difficult for blood to get through
  • Close off completely so that blood can't get through
  • Stretch and weaken so much that it bulges. The bulge is called an aneurysm. If it bursts, it can cause dangerous bleeding inside the body.

Symptoms of vasculitis can vary, but usually include fever, swelling and a general sense of feeling ill. The main goal of treatment is to stop the inflammation. Steroids and other medicines to stop inflammation are often helpful.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Allergic vasculitis
  • Aortic angiography
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Necrotizing vasculitis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Takayasu arteritis

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