Diagnosis Code M31.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code M31.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH MCC 299
- PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITH CC 300
- PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC 301
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.
- 447.5 - Necrosis of artery (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Drug-induced necrotizing vasculitis
- Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis
- Necrotizing rheumatoid vasculitis
- Necrotizing vasculitis of undetermined etiology
- Necrotizing vasculitis secondary to connective tissue disease
- Necrotizing vasculitis secondary to infection
- Primary cutaneous vasculitis
- Primary necrotizing systemic vasculitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis with organ / system involvement
- Rheumatoid vasculitis
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M31.8 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.
- Hypocomplementemic vasculitis
- Septic vasculitis
Information for Patients
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
- 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
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
- Cerebral angiography
- Duplex ultrasound
- Venous insufficiency
- Venous ulcers -- self-care