ICD-10 Diagnosis Code I78.8

Other diseases of capillaries

Diagnosis Code I78.8

ICD-10: I78.8
Short Description: Other diseases of capillaries
Long Description: Other diseases of capillaries
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code I78.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Diseases of arteries, arterioles and capillaries (I70-I79)
      • Diseases of capillaries (I78)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code I78.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acquired multiple hemangiomatosis
  • Capillaritis
  • Capillaritis caused by drug
  • Capillary hemorrhage
  • Capillary hyperpermeability
  • Capillary leak syndrome
  • Capillary thrombosis
  • Dermite ocre of Favre
  • Familial pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis
  • Idiopathic capillaritis
  • Isolated pulmonary capillaritis
  • Multiple progressive hemangiomata
  • Pulmonary capillaritis
  • Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease and/or pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease and/or pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis
  • Strawberry nevus of skin
  • Strawberry nevus of skin
  • Sunburst telangiectases
  • Telangiectasia due to venous hypertension
  • Ulcero - mutilating hemangiomatosis
  • Vascular hemostatic disease

Information for Patients

Vascular Diseases

The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. Other treatments include medicines and surgery.

  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Arterial embolism
  • Arteriogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care

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