ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R53.1


Diagnosis Code R53.1

ICD-10: R53.1
Short Description: Weakness
Long Description: Weakness
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R53.1

Valid for Submission
The code R53.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Malaise and fatigue (R53)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R53.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Asthenia
  • Asthenia
  • Asthenia
  • Asthenia due to disease
  • Attacks of weakness
  • Focal motor weakness
  • Weakness as a late effect of cerebrovascular accident

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R53.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

  • Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
  • A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammation, such as myositis
  • Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
  • Infections
  • Certain medicines

Sometimes the cause is not known.

  • Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Compartment syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Contracture deformity (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Creatine phosphokinase test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electromyography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid twitch (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypotonia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle aches (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle function loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle twitching (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Weakness (Medical Encyclopedia)

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