ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M36

Systemic disorders of conn tiss in diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code M36

ICD-10: M36
Short Description: Systemic disorders of conn tiss in diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Systemic disorders of connective tissue in diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M36

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
      • Systemic disorders of conn tiss in diseases classd elswhr (M36)

Information for Patients


Connective Tissue Disorders

Your connective tissue supports many different parts of your body, such as your skin, eyes, and heart. It is like a "cellular glue" that gives your body parts their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. It is made of many kinds of proteins. Cartilage and fat are types of connective tissue.

Over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. There are different types:

  • Genetic disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and scleroderma
  • Cancers, like some types of soft tissue sarcoma

Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Dupuytrens contracture (Medical Encyclopedia)


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