Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 337.3
Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 337.3 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 337.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A syndrome associated with damage to the spinal cord above the mid thoracic level (see spinal cord injuries) characterized by a marked increase in the sympathetic response to minor stimuli such as bladder or rectal distention. Manifestations include hypertension; tachycardia (or reflex bradycardia); fever; flushing; and hyperhidrosis. Extreme hypertension may be associated with a stroke. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp538 and 1232; j spinal cord med 1997;20(3):355-60)
  • Life threatening inhibited sympathetic response to a noxious stimuli in a person with a spinal cord injury at t7 or above
  • Life threatening inhibited sympathetic response to a noxious stimuli in a person with a spinal cord injury at t7 or above.
  • Life-threatening, uninhibited sympathetic response of the nervous system to a noxious stimulus after a spinal cord injury at t7 or above
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify the cause, such as:
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 337.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G90.4 Autonomic dysreflexia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 337.3:
  • Autonomic, autonomous
    • dysreflexia 337.3
  • Dysreflexia, autonomic 337.3
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