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cerebral Infarction in icd 10

cerebral infarction

Scenario :-

          The patient has been diagnosed with vascular dementia due to a stroke. The only comorbidity the patient has is hypertension.

Codes :-

M1021a – 169.311 memory deficit following cerebral infarction

M1023b – f01.50 vascular dementia without behavioral disturbance

M1023c- I10 Hypertension

Rationale :-

Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia and is caused by impaired blood flow to the brain, which damages the brain’s blood vessels. Multi-infarct dementia is one type of vascular dementia and develops because multiple mini-infarction occur, also known as vascular dementia following a stroke. Coding instruction in this in this ICD-10 category includes an important note instructing coders to first report the underlying physiological condition or sequelae of cerebrovascular disease for patients with vascular dementia.

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