Diagnosis Code I77.6
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code I77.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 545 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH MCC
- 546 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH CC
- 547 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 447.6 - Arteritis NOS
- Chronic peri-aortitis
- Idiopathic aortitis
- Infection of artery
- Infective aortitis
- Infective endarteritis at site of aortic coarctation
- Infective endarteritis at site of aortopulmonary window
- Infective endarteritis of ductus arteriosus
- Lupus vasculitis
- Necrotizing cutaneous vasculitis
- Paraneoplastic vasculitis
- Pericarditis due to vasculitis and connective tissue disease
- Primary systemic arteritis
- Primary systemic vasculitis
- Pulmonary hypertension due to vasculitis
- Pulmonary hypertension in systemic disorder
- Secondary aortitis
- Secondary systemic vasculitis
- Systemic vasculitis
- Vasculitis caused by drug
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code I77.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Aortitis NOS
- Endarteritis NOS
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- arteritis or endarteritis:
- aortic arch (M31.4)
- cerebral NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the Tabular List. (I67.7)
- coronary (I25.89)
- deformans (I70.-)
- giant cell (M31.5., M31.6)
- obliterans (I70.-)
- senile (I70.-)
Information for Patients
Also called: Angiitis
Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels. It happens when the body's immune system attacks the blood vessel by mistake. It can happen because of an infection, a medicine, or another disease. The cause is often unknown.
Vasculitis can affect arteries, veins and capillaries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body's organs. Veins are the vessels that carry blood back to the heart. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that connect the small arteries and veins.
When a blood vessel becomes inflamed, it can
- Narrow, making it more difficult for blood to get through
- Close off completely so that blood can't get through
- Stretch and weaken so much that it bulges. The bulge is called an aneurysm. If it bursts, it can cause dangerous bleeding inside the body.
Symptoms of vasculitis can vary, but usually include fever, swelling and a general sense of feeling ill. The main goal of treatment is to stop the inflammation. Steroids and other medicines to stop inflammation are often helpful.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Allergic vasculitis
- Aortic angiography
- Cerebral angiography
- Henoch-Schonlein purpura
- Necrotizing vasculitis
- Polyarteritis nodosa
- Takayasu arteritis