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Hemiplegia, unspecified Save

ICD-10 code: G81.9

Chapter: Diseases of the nervous system

Hemiplegia, Unspecified: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Hemiplegia is a neurological condition that affects movement on one side of the body. It is a type of paralysis that can be caused by injury or damage to the brain or nervous system. Hemiplegia, unspecified is a term used when the cause of the condition is not known.

There are many possible causes of hemiplegia, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, infections, and genetic disorders. It is important to identify the underlying cause of hemiplegia, as this can help guide treatment and management.


The symptoms of hemiplegia can vary depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Common symptoms include:

  1. Weakness or paralysis on one side of the body
  2. Difficulty with coordination and balance
  3. Numbness or tingling in the affected area
  4. Difficulty speaking or understanding language
  5. Changes in vision or perception
  6. Seizures

If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.


There is no cure for hemiplegia, but treatment can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Treatment may include:

  1. Physical therapy to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination
  2. Occupational therapy to help with daily activities and self-care
  3. Speech therapy to improve communication skills
  4. Medications to manage underlying conditions or symptoms
  5. Surgery to remove tumors or repair damage to the brain or nervous system

The specific treatment plan will depend on the underlying cause of hemiplegia and the individual needs of each patient. It is important to work with a qualified healthcare professional to develop a personalized treatment plan.


Hemiplegia, unspecified is a neurological condition that affects movement on one side of the body. While the underlying cause may be unknown, there are many possible causes and treatment options available. If you or a loved one experience symptoms of hemiplegia, seek medical attention immediately to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.