Billable Medical Code for Acute (Transverse) Myelitis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 341.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 341.2.
This excludes acute (transverse) myelitis (in) (due to): following immunization procedures (323.52), infection classified elsewhere (323.42), postinfectious (323.63), protozoal diseases classified elsewhere (323.2), rickettsial diseases classified elsewhere (323.1), toxic (323.72), viral diseases classified elsewhere (323.02), and transverse myelitis NOS (323.82).
Transverse Myelitis Definition and Symptoms
Transverse myelitis is inflammation of the spinal cord. This is a very serious condition that can result in injury across the entire spinal cord. Symptoms include pain in the neck or back, abnormal sensations, weakness in the arms or legs, bladder/bowel problems, and the feeling of something tightly wrapped around the limbs.