Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 336.2
Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord in diseases classified elsewhere
  • Billable Code
  • Manifestation Code
  • Short description: Comb deg cord in oth dis.
  • ICD-9-CM 336.2 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 336.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Spinal cord degeneration, due to vitamin B12 deficiency, subacute
  • Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord
  • Subacute degeneration of spinal cord due to vitamin B12 deficiency (disorder)
Code First
  • Code first underlying disease, as:
    • pernicious anemia (281.0)
    • other vitamin B12 deficiency anemia (281.1)
    • vitamin B12 deficiency (266.2)
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 336.2 describes the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 336.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G32.0 Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord in diseases classified elsewhere
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 336.2:
  • Anemia 285.9
    • combined system disease NEC 281.0 [336.2]
      • due to dietary deficiency 281.1 [336.2]
  • Dana-Putnam syndrome (subacute combined sclerosis with pernicious anemia) 281.0 [336.2]
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • combined (spinal cord) (subacute) 266.2 [336.2]
      • with anemia (pernicious) 281.0 [336.2]
        • due to dietary deficiency 281.1 [336.2]
      • due to vitamin B12 deficiency anemia (dietary) 281.1 [336.2]
    • lateral column (posterior), spinal cord (see also Degeneration, combined) 266.2 [336.2]
    • posterolateral (spinal cord) (see also Degeneration, combined) 266.2 [336.2]
    • spinal (cord) 336.8
      • amyloid 277.39
      • column 733.90
      • combined (subacute) (see also Degeneration, combined) 266.2 [336.2]
        • with anemia (pernicious) 281.0 [336.2]
      • dorsolateral (see also Degeneration, combined) 266.2 [336.2]
      • familial NEC 336.8
      • fatty 336.8
      • funicular (see also Degeneration, combined) 266.2 [336.2]
      • heredofamilial NEC 336.8
      • posterolateral (see also Degeneration, combined) 266.2 [336.2]
      • subacute combined - see Degeneration, combined
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 013.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • combined system (of spinal cord) 266.2 [336.2]
      • with anemia (pernicious) 281.0 [336.2]
    • Lichtheim's (subacute combined sclerosis with pernicious anemia) 281.0 [336.2]
    • Putnam's (subacute combined sclerosis with pernicious anemia) 281.0 [336.2]
    • spine, spinal 733.90
      • combined system (see also Degeneration, combined) 266.2 [336.2]
        • with pernicious anemia 281.0 [336.2]
      • cord NEC 336.9
      • demyelinating NEC 341.8
      • joint (see also Disease, joint, spine) 724.9
      • tuberculous 015.0 [730.8]
  • Lichtheim's disease or syndrome (subacute combined sclerosis with pernicious anemia) 281.0 [336.2]
  • Putnam's disease (subacute combined sclerosis with pernicious anemia) 281.0 [336.2]
  • Putnam-Dana syndrome (subacute combined sclerosis with pernicious anemia) 281.0 [336.2]
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Dana-Putnam (subacute combined sclerosis with pernicious anemia) 281.0 [336.2]
    • Lichtheim's (subacute combined sclerosis with pernicious anemia) 281.0 [336.2]
    • Putnam-Dana (subacute combined sclerosis with pernicious anemia) 281.0 [336.2]
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