ICD-10-CM Code G04.9
Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code G04.9 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of G04.9 that describes the diagnosis 'encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified' in more detail.
- G04.9 Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code G049 is used to code Ventriculitis
Ventriculitis is the inflammation of the ventricles in the brain. The ventricles are responsible for containing and circulating cerebrospinal fluid throughout the brain. Ventriculitits is caused by infection of the ventricles, leading to swelling and inflammation. This is especially prevalent in patients with external ventricular drains and intraventricular stents. Ventriculitis can cause a wide variety of short-term symptoms and long-term side effects ranging from headaches and dizziness to unconsciousness and death if not treated early. It is treated with some appropriate combination of antibiotics in order to rid the patient of the underlying infection. Much of the current research involving ventriculitis focuses specifically around defining the disease and what causes it. This will allow for much more advancement in the subject. There is also a lot of attention being paid to possible treatments and prevention methods to help make this disease even less prevalent and dangerous.
|ICD 9 Code:||322.9|
Ventricular system (shaded) superimposed on an image of the brain depicting spacial arrangement.Gray's representation of the ventricular system, as viewed from above.Gray's representation of the ventricular system, as viewed from the side.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G04.9 - Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis, unspecified'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code G04.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.