Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 323.42
Other myelitis due to infection classified elsewhere
  • Short description: MYELITIS D/T OTH INFECT.
  • ICD-9-CM 323.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 323.42 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 323.42.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 323.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G05.4 Myelitis in diseases classified elsewhere
323.42 Excludes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 323.42:
  • Myelitis (ascending) (cerebellar) (childhood) (chronic) (descending) (diffuse) (disseminated) (pressure) (progressive) (spinal cord) (subacute) (see also Encephalitis) 323.9
    • due to
      • infection classified elsewhere 136.9 [323.42]
      • specified cause NEC 323.82
      • vaccination (any) 323.52
      • viral diseases classified elsewhere 323.02
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