ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G72.81

Critical illness myopathy

Diagnosis Code G72.81

ICD-10: G72.81
Short Description: Critical illness myopathy
Long Description: Critical illness myopathy
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G72.81

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Diseases of myoneural junction and muscle (G70-G73)
      • Other and unspecified myopathies (G72)

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
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Contracture deformity
  • Creatine phosphokinase test
  • Electromyography
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Hypotonia
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle function loss
  • Muscle twitching
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Weakness

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