2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 437.7
Transient global amnesia
- ICD-9-CM 437.7 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 437.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- A condition characterized by sudden, temporary, usually short-lived memory loss, not associated with a neurologic disorder. Affected individuals lose memory function for recent events and have a decreased ability to retain new information. It is usually a solitary event
- A syndrome characterized by a transient loss of the ability to form new memories. It primarily occurs in middle aged or elderly individuals, and episodes may last from minutes to hours. During the period of amnesia, immediate and recent memory abilities are impaired, but the level of consciousness and ability to perform other intellectual tasks are preserved. The condition is related to bilateral dysfunction of the medial portions of each temporal lobe. Complete recovery normally occurs, and recurrences are unusual. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp429-30)
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts directly to:
- 2015 ICD-10-CM G45.4 Transient global amnesia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index
entries containing back-references to 437.7
- Amnesia (retrograde) 780.93
- transient global 437.7
- Transient - see also condition
- global amnesia 437.7