ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M36.0

Dermato(poly)myositis in neoplastic disease

Diagnosis Code M36.0

ICD-10: M36.0
Short Description: Dermato(poly)myositis in neoplastic disease
Long Description: Dermato(poly)myositis in neoplastic disease
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M36.0

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The code M36.0 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)
      • Systemic disorders of conn tiss in diseases classd elswhr (M36)

Information for Medical Professionals


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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M36.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH MCC 545
  • CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH CC 546
  • CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC 547

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Synonyms
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dermatomyositis with malignant disease
  • Polymyositis with malignant disease

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M36.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Myositis

Myositis means inflammation of the muscles that you use to move your body. An injury, infection, or autoimmune disease can cause it. Two specific kinds are polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Polymyositis causes muscle weakness, usually in the muscles closest to the trunk of your body. Dermatomyositis causes muscle weakness, plus a skin rash.

Other symptoms of myositis may include

  • Fatigue after walking or standing
  • Tripping or falling
  • Trouble swallowing or breathing

Doctors may use a physical exam, lab tests, imaging tests and a muscle biopsy to diagnose myositis. There is no cure for these diseases, but you can treat the symptoms. Polymyositis and dermatomyositis are first treated with high doses of a corticosteroid. Other options include medications, physical therapy, exercise, heat therapy, assistive devices, and rest.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Creatine phosphokinase test
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyositis - adult


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