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    Question Need help with a diagnosis code

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    Can someone tell me how they would code "amnestic stroke"?


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    Columbus GA


    I found this in my neurology conditions book and hope it helps you figure out what to use since you may have more info to go along with it:

    The term amnesic stroke is used to describe a condition in which the dominant symptom is a relatively persistent acute amnesia of a vascular origin. It may appear in cases of lesions in the posterior cerebral artery (PCA), thalamic arteries and anterior choroidal artery, and clinical reports describing this condition are scarce.

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    Default Amnesic stroke

    I would code the appropriate acute stroke code and then use 437.7 (transient global amnesia).

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    Thank you both for your replies. They were very helpful.

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