What is the ICD-10 Code for Guillain-Barré Syndrome?

The ICD-10 Code for Guillain-Barré syndrome is G61.0.

About the ICD-10 Code for Guillain-Barré Syndrome

  • G61.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2018 edition of ICD-10-CM G61.0 became effective on October 1, 2017.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G61.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 G61.0 may differ.

2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 357.0

ICD-9-CM 357.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 357.0 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).


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Definition of ICD-10 G61.0

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a condition where the immune system attacks part of the nervous system, resulting in progressive weakness throughout the body. These symptoms can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body. In its most severe form, Guillain-Barré syndrome is a medical emergency. Most people with the condition must be initially hospitalized to receive treatment. Guillain-Barré syndrome can affect anybody. It can strike at any age and both sexes are equally prone to the disorder. The syndrome is rare, however, afflicting only about one person in 100,000. Usually Guillain-Barré syndrome occurs a few days or weeks after the symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection. Occasionally, surgery will trigger the syndrome. Recently, some countries worldwide have reported an increased incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome following infection with the Zika virus. In rare instances, vaccinations may increase the risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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