2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 781.7
- ICD-9-CM 781.7 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 781.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- Carpopedal spasm
- Carpopedal spasm (hand or foot spasm)
- A disorder characterized by muscle twitches, cramps, and carpopedal spasm, and when severe, laryngospasm and seizures. This condition is associated with unstable depolarization of axonal membranes, primarily in the peripheral nervous system. Tetany usually results from hypocalcemia or reduced serum levels of magnesium that may be associated with hyperventilation; hypoparathyroidism; rickets; uremia; or other conditions. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1490)
- Hyperexcitability of nerve and muscle when the concentration of extracellular ionized calcium is decreased
- tetanus neonatorum (771.3)
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts directly to:
- 2015 ICD-10-CM R29.0 Tetany