ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D86.8

Sarcoidosis of other sites

Diagnosis Code D86.8

ICD-10: D86.8
Short Description: Sarcoidosis of other sites
Long Description: Sarcoidosis of other sites
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D86.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
    • Certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D80-D89)
      • Sarcoidosis (D86)

Information for Patients


Sarcoidosis is a disease that leads to inflammation, usually in your lungs, skin, or lymph nodes. It starts as tiny, grain-like lumps, called granulomas. Sarcoidosis can affect any organ in your body.

No one is sure what causes sarcoidosis. It affects men and women of all ages and races. It occurs mostly in people ages 20 to 50, African Americans, especially women, and people of Northern European origin.

Many people have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue

Tests to diagnose sarcoidosis include chest x-rays, lung function tests, and a biopsy. Not everyone who has the disease needs treatment. If you do, prednisone, a type of steroid, is the main treatment.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • ACE blood test
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Sarcoidosis

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