2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 335.22
Progressive bulbar palsy
- ICD-9-CM 335.22 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 335.22 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- A motor neuron disease marked by progressive weakness of the muscles innervated by cranial nerves of the lower brain stem. Clinical manifestations include dysarthria, dysphagia, facial weakness, tongue weakness, and fasciculations of the tongue and facial muscles. The adult form of the disease is marked initially by bulbar weakness which progresses to involve motor neurons throughout the neuroaxis. Eventually this condition may become indistinguishable from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Fazio-londe syndrome is an inherited form of this illness which occurs in children and young adults. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1091; brain 1992 dec;115(pt 6):1889-1900)
- A progressive motor neuron disorder affecting the muscles which are innervated by cranial nerves of the lower brain stem. Signs and symptoms include difficulties in chewing and swallowing, dysarthria, and weakness of the facial muscles and tongue.
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts directly to:
- 2014 ICD-10-CM G12.22 Progressive bulbar palsy