ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M35.3

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Diagnosis Code M35.3

ICD-10: M35.3
Short Description: Polymyalgia rheumatica
Long Description: Polymyalgia rheumatica
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M35.3

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The code M35.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
      • Other systemic involvement of connective tissue (M35)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M35.3 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

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  • 725 - Polymyalgia rheumatica

Synonyms
  • Polymyalgia
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness in your neck, shoulders, and hips. It is most common in women and almost always occurs in people over 50. The main symptom is stiffness after resting. Other symptoms include fever, weakness and weight loss. In some cases, polymyalgia rheumatica develops overnight. In others, it is gradual.

The cause is not known. There is no single test to diagnose polymyalgia rheumatica. Your doctor will use your medical history, symptoms, and a physical exam to make the diagnosis. Lab tests for inflammation may help confirm the diagnosis.

Polymyalgia rheumatica sometimes occurs along with giant cell arteritis, a condition that causes swelling of the arteries in your head. Symptoms include headaches and blurred vision. Doctors often prescribe prednisone, a steroid medicine, for both conditions. With treatment, polymyalgia rheumatica usually disappears in a day or two. Without treatment, it usually goes away after a year or more.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • ESR
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica


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