Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 344.2
Diplegia of upper limbs
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 344.2 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 344.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Diplegia
  • Diplegia (paralysis)
  • Diplegia (paralysis) arms
  • Diplegia, arms
Applies To
  • Diplegia (upper)
  • Paralysis of both upper limbs
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 344.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G83.0 Diplegia of upper limbs
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 344.2:
  • Diplegia (upper limbs) 344.2
    • infantile or congenital (cerebral) (spastic) (spinal) 343.0
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • arm 344.40
      • affecting
      • both 344.2
      • hysterical 300.11
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • psychogenic 306.0
      • transient 781.4
        • traumatic NEC (see also Injury, nerve, upper limb) 955.9
    • brain
      • congenital - see Palsy, cerebral
      • current episode 437.8
      • diplegia 344.2
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • hemiplegia 342.9
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • infantile - see Palsy, cerebral
      • monoplegia - see also Monoplegia
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • paraplegia 344.1
      • quadriplegia - see Quadriplegia
      • syphilitic, congenital 090.49
      • triplegia 344.89
    • upper limb - see also Paralysis, arm
      • both (see also Diplegia) 344.2
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