ICD-9-CM 359.3 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 359.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Familial periodic paralysis (disorder)
periodic paralysis (finding)
Periodic paralysis, familial
Heterogenous group of inherited disorders characterized by recurring attacks of rapidly progressive flaccid paralysis or myotonia; these conditions have in common a mutation of the gene encoding the alpha subunit of the sodium channel in skeletal muscle; frequently associated with fluctuations in serum potassium levels; periodic paralysis may also occur as a non-familial process secondary to thyrotoxicosis and other conditions.
paramyotonia congenita (of von Eulenburg) (359.29)
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