Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 359.3
Periodic paralysis
  • Billable Code
  • 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.
Disease Synonyms
  • Familial periodic paralysis (disorder)
  • periodic paralysis (finding)
  • Periodic paralysis, familial
Clinical Information
  • 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.
359.3 Excludes
  • paramyotonia congenita (of von Eulenburg) (359.29)
Applies To
  • Familial periodic paralysis
  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
  • Hypokalemic familial periodic paralysis
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
  • Potassium sensitive periodic paralysis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 359.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G72.3 Periodic paralysis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 359.3:
  • Adynamia (episodica) (hereditary) (periodic) 359.3
  • Cavare's disease (familial periodic paralysis) 359.3
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Cavare's (familial periodic paralysis) 359.3
    • familial periodic 277.31
      • paralysis 359.3
    • Gamstorp's (adynamia episodica hereditaria) 359.3
    • periodic (familial) (Reimann's) NEC 277.31
      • paralysis 359.3
  • Gamstorp's disease (adynamia episodica hereditaria) 359.3
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • familial 359.3
      • periodic 359.3
      • spastic 334.1
    • hyperkalemic periodic (familial) 359.3
    • hypokalemic periodic 359.3
    • normokalemic periodic 359.3
    • periodic (familial) (hyperkalemic) (hypokalemic) (normokalemic) (potassium sensitive) (secondary) 359.3
  • Periodic - see also condition
    • paralysis (familial) 359.3
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