Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 780.39
Other convulsions
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Convulsions NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 780.39 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 780.39 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abdominal seizure
  • Absence seizure
  • Absence seizure with atonic components
  • Absence seizure with autonomic components
  • Absence seizure with impairment of consciousness only
  • Absence seizure with mild clonic components
  • Afebrile seizure
  • Affective seizure
  • Alcohol withdrawal-induced convulsion
  • Alcohol-related fit
  • Anoxic seizure
  • Atonic seizure
  • Atypical absence seizure
  • Auditory seizure
  • Central convulsion
  • Clonic seizure
  • Cognitive seizure
  • Complex part seizure with impairment of consciousness only
  • Complex partial seizure + impairment consciousness at onset
  • Complex partial seizure evolving to generalized seizure
  • Complex partial seizure with impairment of consciousness
  • Convulsive syncope
  • Coordinate convulsion
  • Daily seizures
  • Dysmnesic seizure
  • Dysphasic seizure
  • Eclamptic seizure
  • Electroencephalogram abnormality with seizure
  • Epileptic cry
  • Familial febrile convulsions
  • Focal motor seizure
  • Gelastic seizure
  • Generalized seizure
  • Generalized-onset seizures
  • Gustatory seizure
  • Had a fit
  • Hypoglycemia-induced convulsion
  • Ideational partial seizure
  • Isolated seizures
  • Lowered convulsive threshold
  • Movement partial seizure
  • Non-convulsive simple partial status epilepticus
  • Olfactory seizure
  • On examination - fit/convulsion
  • On examination - focal fit
  • On examination - grand mal fit
  • On examination - petit mal fit
  • Partial seizure
  • Partial seizure evolving to secondary generalized seizure
  • Partial seizure with illusions and hallucinations
  • Partial seizure with impaired consciousness
  • Partial seizure with multiple symptoms
  • Pattern sensitive seizure
  • Phonatory seizure
  • Post-ictal state
  • Postseizure delirium
  • Postural seizure
  • Puerperal convulsion
  • Raised convulsive threshold
  • Reading seizure
  • Secondarily generalized seizures
  • Seizure
  • Seizure after head injury
  • Seizure as late effect of stroke
  • Seizure causing illusions
  • Seizure related finding
  • Seizure undetermined whether focal or generalized
  • Seizure with provoking factor
  • Seizure with structured hallucinations
  • Seizure, generalized
  • Seizure, single
  • Seizures
  • Seizures as late effect of stroke (disorder)
  • Seizures complicating infection
  • Seizures complicating intracranial hemorrhage
  • Seizures complicating intracranial hemorrhage in the newborn
  • Seizures due to metabolic disorder
  • Seizures in response to acute event
  • Seizures w provoking factor
  • Seizures, generalized
  • Seizures, late effect of stroke
  • Simple partial onset of seizure with automatisms
  • Simple partial onset seizure followed by impaired consciousness
  • Simple partial seizure evolving to generalized seizure
  • Simple partial seizure evolving to secondary generalized seizure
  • Simple partial seizure followed by impaired consciousness
  • Simple partial seizure with autonomic dysfunction
  • Simple partial seizure with focal motor signs with march
  • Simple partial seizure with focal motor signs without march
  • Simple partial seizure with motor dysfunction
  • Simple partial seizure with somatosensory or special sensory dysfunction
  • Simple partial seizure with special sensory symptoms
  • Simple partial seizure, consciousness not impaired
  • Single epileptic seizure
  • Single seizure
  • Somatosensory seizure
  • Startle partial seizure
  • Stress seizure
  • Tetanic convulsion
  • Tonic-clonic seizure
  • Versive seizure
  • Visual seizure
Clinical Information
  • (see-zhurz) convulsions; sudden, involuntary movements of the muscles.
  • Sudden, involuntary skeletal muscular contractions of cerebral or brain stem origin.
  • The most dramatic type of seizure, characterized by tonic and clonic contraction of most skeletal muscles.
  • What: seizure. Seizure: a paroxysmal transient disturbance of brain function that may be manifested as episodic impairment or loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena, psychic or sensory disturbance or perturbation of the autonomic brain electrical activity. Why: seizures may occur in systemic lupus erythematosus or in necrotizing vasculitides such as polyarteritis, eosinophilic granulomatous vasculitis, aortic arch arteritis, or rheumatoid arteritis. How: a seizure probably exists when there are generalized convulsions or focal motor/sensory phenomenon. Generalized convulsions may be preceded by an aura but usually have a sudden loss of consciousness with generalized muscle rigidity then generalized muscle activity. They may have incontinence of urine or feces or laceration of the tongue or buccal mucosa. This usually is followed by flaccidity, drowsiness, or complaints of a headache or sore muscles. Focal motor/sensory phenomenon may precede generalized convulsions but may be tonic or clonic muscle activity that is limited to one extremity, one side of the body, or one side of the face or lateralized/localized sensory sensations. These may only be brief sudden involuntary muscle contractions associated with transitory loss of muscle tone and a brief loss of contact with the environment, repetitive automatic behavior patterns, feelings of familiarity or unfamiliarity associated with compulsive thinking, unpleasant epi- gastric sensations that may radiate to the head, or hallucinations of an auditory, vertiginous, olfactory, gustatory, or visual type. Refs: 1) steinberg, ad: "management of systemic lupus erythematosus". In textbook of rheumatology (ch. 70). Philadelphia: w.b. Saunders co., 1981. 2) hunder, gg and conn, dl: "necrotizing vasculitis". In textbook of rheumatology (ch. 72). Philadelphia: w.b. Saunders co., 1981. 3) harris, ed jr: "pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis". In textbook of rheumatology (ch. 59). Philadelphia: w.b. Saunders co., 1981. 4) bennet, rm and spargo, bh: neuropsychiatric problems in mixed connective tissue disease. Am j med 65(6), december 1978, pp. 955-62. Dn19307-1. 5) duman, s and ginsburg, s: "epilepsy (seizures)". In problem- oriented medical diagnosis (ch. 10). Boston: little, brown and co., 1975.
Applies To
  • Convulsive disorder NOS
  • Fits NOS
  • Recurrent convulsions NOS
  • Seizure NOS
  • Seizures NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 780.39 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R56.9 Unspecified convulsions
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 780.39:
  • Attack
    • epileptiform 780.39
    • paroxysmal 780.39
    • sensory and motor 780.39
    • toxic, cerebral 780.39
  • Coma 780.01
    • eclamptic (see also Eclampsia) 780.39
  • Convulsions (idiopathic) 780.39
    • apoplectiform (see also Disease, cerebrovascular, acute) 436
    • brain 780.39
    • cerebral 780.39
    • cerebrospinal 780.39
    • due to trauma NEC - see Injury, intracranial
    • eclamptic (see also Eclampsia) 780.39
    • epileptic (see also Epilepsy) 345.9
    • epileptiform (see also Seizure, epileptiform) 780.39
    • epileptoid (see also Seizure, epileptiform) 780.39
    • ether
      • anesthetic
        • correct substance properly administered 780.39
        • overdose or wrong substance given 968.2
      • other specified type - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • generalized 780.39
    • infantile 780.39
      • epilepsy - see Epilepsy
    • internal 780.39
    • jacksonian (see also Epilepsy) 345.5
    • pregnancy (nephritic) (uremic) - see Eclampsia, pregnancy
    • psychomotor (see also Epilepsy) 345.4
    • puerperal, postpartum - see Eclampsia, pregnancy
    • recurrent 780.39
      • epileptic - see Epilepsy
    • repetitive 780.39
      • epileptic - see Epilepsy
    • salaam (see also Epilepsy) 345.6
    • spasmodic 780.39
    • tetanus, tetanic (see also Tetanus) 037
    • uncinate 780.39
  • Convulsive - see also Convulsions
    • disorder or state 780.39
      • epileptic - see Epilepsy
  • Delirium, delirious 780.09
    • eclamptic (see also Eclampsia) 780.39
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • convulsive (secondary) (see also Convulsions) 780.39
      • due to injury at birth 767.0
      • idiopathic 780.39
    • paroxysmal, mixed 780.39
  • Eclampsia, eclamptic (coma) (convulsions) (delirium) 780.39
    • female, child-bearing age NEC - see Eclampsia, pregnancy
    • gravidarum - see Eclampsia, pregnancy
    • male 780.39
    • not associated with pregnancy or childbirth 780.39
    • pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 642.6
      • with pre-existing hypertension 642.7
      • affecting fetus or newborn 760.0
  • Epileptiform
    • convulsions 780.39
    • seizure 780.39
  • Fit 780.39
    • apoplectic (see also Disease, cerebrovascular, acute) 436
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
    • epileptic (see also Epilepsy) 345.9
  • Grand
    • mal (idiopathic) (see also Epilepsy) 345.1
      • hysteria of CharcĂ´t 300.11
      • nonrecurrent or isolated 780.39
  • Pseudoseizure 780.39
    • non-psychiatric 780.39
  • Pseudotetanus (see also Convulsions) 780.39
  • Seizure(s) 780.39
    • akinetic (idiopathic) (see also Epilepsy) 345.0
    • apoplexy, apoplectic (see also Disease, cerebrovascular, acute) 436
    • atonic (see also Epilepsy) 345.0
    • brain or cerebral (see also Disease, cerebrovascular, acute) 436
    • convulsive (see also Convulsions) 780.39
    • cortical (focal) (motor) (see also Epilepsy) 345.5
    • disorder (see also Epilepsy) 345.9
    • epilepsy, epileptic (cryptogenic) (see also Epilepsy) 345.9
    • epileptiform, epileptoid 780.39
      • focal (see also Epilepsy) 345.5
    • heart - see Disease, heart
    • Jacksonian (focal) (see also Epilepsy) 345.5
    • paralysis (see also Disease, cerebrovascular, acute) 436
    • recurrent 345.8
      • epileptic - see Epilepsy
    • repetitive 780.39
      • epileptic - see Epilepsy
    • salaam (see also Epilepsy) 345.6
    • uncinate (see also Epilepsy) 345.4
  • Spells 780.39
  • State
    • convulsive (see also Convulsions) 780.39
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