ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 135


Diagnosis Code 135

ICD-9: 135
Short Description: Sarcoidosis
Long Description: Sarcoidosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 135

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other infectious and parasitic diseases (130-136)
      • 135 Sarcoidosis

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Sarcoidosis is a disease that leads to inflammation, usually in your lungs, skin, or lymph nodes. It starts as tiny, grain-like lumps, called granulomas. Sarcoidosis can affect any organ in your body.

No one is sure what causes sarcoidosis. It affects men and women of all ages and races. It occurs mostly in people ages 20 to 50, African Americans, especially women, and people of Northern European origin.

Many people have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue

Tests to diagnose sarcoidosis include chest x-rays, lung function tests, and a biopsy. Not everyone who has the disease needs treatment. If you do, prednisone, a type of steroid, is the main treatment.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • ACE blood test
  • Interstitial lung disease - adults - discharge
  • Lung diffusion testing
  • Lung gallium scan
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Sarcoidosis

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