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|Pre-ICD10 counterpart:||Other Metabolic Encephalopathy|
|APACHE Como Component:||none|
|APACHE Acute Component:||none|
|External ICD10 Documentation|
This diagnosis is a part of ICD10 collection.
- Encephalopathy is a general term that means brain disease, damage, or malfunction. The major symptom of encephalopathy is an altered mental state. The causes of encephalopathy are numerous and varied; they include infections, anoxia, metabolic problems, toxins, drugs, physiologic changes, trauma, and other causes.
- Pronounced or prolonged post-ictal state
- Structural causes such as brain tumors, brain hemorrhage, and cerebral edema
- Do not use this code for hepatic encephalopathy - there are specific codes, see under #Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition
Altered mental status coding guideline
Coding altered mental status in ICD10 can be complex, see ICD10 Guideline for coding altered mental status for more info.
Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition
Candidate Combined ICD10 codes
Related CCI Codes
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