Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 323.81
Other causes of encephalitis and encephalomyelitis
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Enceph & encephlalo NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 323.81 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 323.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Allergic encephalitis
  • Allergic encephalomyelitis
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis
  • Bickerstaff encephalitis, brainstem
  • Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis
  • Encephalitis, paraneoplastic
  • Encephalomyelitis, paraneoplastic
  • Eosinophilic meningoencephalitis
  • Eosinophilic meningoencephalitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis
  • Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis
  • Inflammation of brain and spinal cord due to toxic substance
  • Jamestown Canyon virus encephalitis
  • Paraneoplastic encephalitis
  • Paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis
  • Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis
  • Pyogranulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus encephalitis
Applies To
  • Noninfectious acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 323.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G04.81 Other encephalitis and encephalomyelitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 323.81:
  • ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) (postinfectious) 136.9 [323.61]
    • noninfectious 323.81
  • Encephalitis (bacterial) (chronic) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (nonepidemic) (spurious) (subacute) 323.9
    • posttraumatic 323.81
    • Rasmussen 323.81
    • specified cause NEC 323.81
  • Encephalomyelitis (chronic) (granulomatous) (myalgic, benign) (see also Encephalitis) 323.9
    • specified cause NEC 323.81
  • Lupus 710.0
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