Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G35

Multiple sclerosis

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • G35 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G35. Other international versions of ICD-10 G35 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

Clinical Information
  • A disorder of the central nervous system marked by weakness, numbness, a loss of muscle coordination, and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control. Multiple sclerosis is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system destroys myelin. Myelin is a substance that contains both protein and fat (lipid), serving as a nerve insulator and helping in the transmission of nerve signals.
  • A progressive autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system resulting in demyelination. Patients develop physical and cognitive impairments that correspond with the affected nerve fibers.
  • An autoimmune disorder mainly affecting young adults and characterized by destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. Pathologic findings include multiple sharply demarcated areas of demyelination throughout the white matter of the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction. The usual pattern is one of recurrent attacks followed by partial recovery (see multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting), but acute fulminating and chronic progressive forms (see multiple sclerosis, chronic progressive) also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p903)
  • Chronic disease characterized by presence of numerous areas of demyelination in the central nervous system with symptoms such as weakness, incoordination, paresthesis, and speech disturbances; the etiology is unknown.
  • Multiple sclerosis (ms) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between your brain and your body, leading to the symptoms of ms. They can include
    • visual disturbances
    • muscle weakness
    • trouble with coordination and balance
    • sensations such as numbness, prickling, or "pins and needles"
    • thinking and memory problems
    no one knows what causes ms. It may be an autoimmune disease, which happens when your body attacks itself. Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men. It often begins between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually, the disease is mild, but some people lose the ability to write, speak or walk. There is no cure for ms, but medicines may slow it down and help control symptoms. Physical and occupational therapy may also help.
Applicable To
  • Disseminated multiple sclerosis
  • Generalized multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis NOS
  • Multiple sclerosis of brain stem
  • Multiple sclerosis of cord
Approximate Synonyms
  • Chronic progressive multiple sclerosis
  • Dementia due to multiple sclerosis w behavior changes
  • Dementia due to multiple sclerosis with altered behavior
  • Dementia from multiple sclerosis
  • Exacerbation of multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic/progressive
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS), exacerbation
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS), primary progressive
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS), relapsing progressive
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS), relapsing remitting
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS), secondary progressive
  • Multiple sclerosis, chronic/progressive
  • Multiple sclerosis, exacerbation
  • Multiple sclerosis, primary progressive
  • Multiple sclerosis, relapsing progressive
  • Multiple sclerosis, relapsing remitting
  • Multiple sclerosis, secondary progressive
  • Primary progressive multiple sclerosis
  • Relapsing progressive multiple sclerosis
  • Relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
  • Remittent-progressive multiple sclerosis
  • Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis
ICD-10-CM G35 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 058 Multiple sclerosis and cerebellar ataxia with mcc
  • 059 Multiple sclerosis and cerebellar ataxia with cc
  • 060 Multiple sclerosis and cerebellar ataxia without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM G35 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM G35: