2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G61.0

Guillain-Barre syndrome

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • G61.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM G61.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G61.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 G61.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Acute (post-)infective polyneuritis
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome
The following code(s) above G61.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Code Also annotations, or
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that may be applicable to G61.0:
  • G00-G99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range G00-G99

    Diseases of the nervous system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the nervous system
  • G60-G65
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range G60-G65

    Polyneuropathies and other disorders of the peripheral nervous system

    Type 1 Excludes
    Polyneuropathies and other disorders of the peripheral nervous system
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute infective polyneuritis
  • Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Fisher's syndrome
  • Guillain barre syndrome
  • Guillain-barrè syndrome
  • Miller fischer variant of guillain barre syndrome
  • Polyneuritis, acute infectious
  • Polyneuropathy (multiple nerve disorder)
Clinical Information
  • A variant of the guillain-barre syndrome characterized by the acute onset of oculomotor dysfunction, ataxia, and loss of deep tendon reflexes with relative sparing of strength in the extremities and trunk. The ataxia is produced by peripheral sensory nerve dysfunction and not by cerebellar injury. Facial weakness and sensory loss may also occur. The process is mediated by autoantibodies directed against a component of myelin found in peripheral nerves. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1313; neurology 1987 sep;37(9):1493-8)
  • An acute inflammatory autoimmune neuritis caused by t cell- mediated cellular immune response directed towards peripheral myelin. Demyelination occurs in peripheral nerves and nerve roots. The process is often preceded by a viral or bacterial infection, surgery, immunization, lymphoma, or exposure to toxins. Common clinical manifestations include progressive weakness, loss of sensation, and loss of deep tendon reflexes. Weakness of respiratory muscles and autonomic dysfunction may occur. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1312-1314)
  • An acute, autoimmune inflammatory process affecting the peripheral nervous system and nerve roots. It results in demyelination. It is often caused by an acute viral or bacterial infection.
  • Guillain-barre syndrome is a rare disorder that causes your immune system to attack your peripheral nervous system (pns). The pns nerves connect your brain and spinal cord with the rest of your body. Damage to these nerves makes it hard for them to transmit signals. As a result, your muscles have trouble responding to your brain. No one knows what causes the syndrome. Sometimes it is triggered by an infection, surgery or a vaccination. The first symptom is usually weakness or a tingling feeling in your legs. The feeling can spread to your upper body. In severe cases, you become almost paralyzed. This is life-threatening. You might need a respirator to breathe. Symptoms usually worsen over a period of weeks, then stabilize. Most people recover. Recovery can take a few weeks to a few years. Treatment options during the symptom period include medicines or a procedure called plasma exchange.
  • Progressive ascending motor neuron paralysis of unknown etiology, frequently following an enteric or respiratory infection.
ICD-10-CM G61.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 094 Bacterial and tuberculous infections of nervous system with mcc
  • 095 Bacterial and tuberculous infections of nervous system with cc
  • 096 Bacterial and tuberculous infections of nervous system without cc/mcc

Convert G61.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G61.0:
  • Barré-Guillain disease or syndrome G61.0
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Guillain-Barré G61.0
    • Landry's G61.0
  • Encephalomyeloradiculitis G61.0 (acute)
  • Encephalomyeloradiculoneuritis G61.0 (acute) (Guillain-Barré)
  • Guillain-Barré disease or syndrome G61.0
  • Landry-Guillain-Barré, syndrome or paralysis G61.0
  • Landry's disease or paralysis G61.0
  • Miller Fisher syndrome G61.0
  • Neuritis (rheumatoid) M79.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.2

    Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • multiple - see also Polyneuropathy
      • infective, acute G61.0
    • infectious G61.0 (multiple)
  • Neuromyelitis G36.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G36.9

    Acute disseminated demyelination, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • ascending G61.0
  • Ophthalmoplegia - see also Strabismus, paralytic
    • ataxia-areflexia G61.0
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

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    • spinal (cord) G83.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

      Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

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      • ascending acute G61.0
    • ascending G61.0 (spinal)
    • Landry's G61.0
  • Polyneuritis, polyneuritic - see also Polyneuropathy
    • acute G61.0 (post-)
    • febrile, acute G61.0
    • idiopathic, acute G61.0
    • infective G61.0 (acute)
    • postinfective G61.0 (acute)
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy G61.0 (acute) (postinfective) (segmentally demyelinating)
  • Sclerosis, sclerotic
    • spinal (cord) (progressive) G95.89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95.89

      Other specified diseases of spinal cord

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Cord bladder NOS
      • Drug-induced myelopathy
      • Radiation-induced myelopathy
      Type 1 Excludes
      • ascending G61.0
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Barré-Guillain G61.0
    • Fisher's G61.0
    • Guillain-Barré G61.0 (-Strohl)
    • Miller-Fisher G61.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G61.0
G58.9 Mononeuropathy, unspecified
G59 Mononeuropathy in diseases classified elsewhere
G60 Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy
G60.0 Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
G60.1 Refsum's disease
G60.2 Neuropathy in association with hereditary ataxia
G60.3 Idiopathic progressive neuropathy
G60.8 Other hereditary and idiopathic neuropathies
G60.9 Hereditary and idiopathic neuropathy, unspecified
G61 Inflammatory polyneuropathy
G61.0 Guillain-Barre syndrome
G61.1 Serum neuropathy
G61.8 Other inflammatory polyneuropathies
G61.81 Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuritis
G61.82 Multifocal motor neuropathy
G61.89 Other inflammatory polyneuropathies
G61.9 Inflammatory polyneuropathy, unspecified
G62 Other and unspecified polyneuropathies
G62.0 Drug-induced polyneuropathy
G62.1 Alcoholic polyneuropathy
G62.2 Polyneuropathy due to other toxic agents

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