Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 345.7
Epilepsia partialis continua
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 2 ICD-9-CM codes below 345.7 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A variant of epilepsy characterized by continuous focal jerking of a body part over a period of hours, days, or even years without spreading to other body regions. Contractions may be aggravated by movement and are reduced, but not abolished during sleep. Electroencephalography demonstrates epileptiform (spike and wave) discharges over the hemisphere opposite to the affected limb in most instances. The repetitive movements may originate from the cerebral cortex or from subcortical structures (e.g., brain stem; basal ganglia). This condition is associated with russian spring and summer encephalitis (see encephalitis, tick borne); rasmussen syndrome (see encephalitis); multiple sclerosis; diabetes mellitus; brain neoplasms; and cerebrovascular disorders. (from brain, 1996 april;119(pt2):393-407; epilepsia 1993;34;suppl 1:s29-s36; and Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p319)
Applies To
  • Kojevnikov's epilepsy
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 345.7:
  • Epilepsia
    • partialis continua (see also Epilepsy) 345.7
  • Epilepsy, epileptic (idiopathic) 345.9
    • Kojevnikoff's, Kojevnikov's, Kojewnikoff's 345.7
    • status (grand mal) 345.3
      • focal motor 345.7
      • petit mal 345.2
      • psychomotor 345.7
      • temporal lobe 345.7
  • Kojevnikov's, Kojewnikoff's epilepsy (see also Epilepsy) 345.7
  • Status (post)
    • epileptic, epilepticus (absence) (grand mal) (see also Epilepsy) 345.3
      • focal motor 345.7
      • partial 345.7
      • petit mal 345.2
      • psychomotor 345.7
      • temporal lobe 345.7
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