ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M60.009

Infective myositis, unspecified site

Diagnosis Code M60.009

ICD-10: M60.009
Short Description: Infective myositis, unspecified site
Long Description: Infective myositis, unspecified site
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M60.009

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Disorders of muscles (M60-M63)
      • Myositis (M60)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M60.009 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Cestode myositis
  • Coxsackie muscle infection
  • Fungal myositis
  • Hydatidosis myositis
  • Infectious disorder of muscle
  • Infective myositis
  • Muscle abscess
  • Nematode myositis
  • Parasitic myositis
  • Parasitic myositis
  • Parasitic myositis
  • Parasitic myositis
  • Protozoal myositis
  • Purulent myositis
  • Tropical pyomyositis
  • Viral myositis

Information for Patients


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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