ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 136.1

Behcet's syndrome

Diagnosis Code 136.1

ICD-9: 136.1
Short Description: Behcet's syndrome
Long Description: Behcet's syndrome
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 136.1

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

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Behcet's Syndrome

Also called: Behcet's disease

Behcet's syndrome is a disease that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It causes problems in many parts of the body. The most common symptoms are

  • Sores in the mouth
  • Sores on the sex organs
  • Other skin sores
  • Swelling of parts of the eye
  • Pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints

More serious problems can include meningitis, blood clots, inflammation of the digestive system and blindness.

Doctors aren't sure what causes Behcet's. It is rare in the United States, but is common in the Middle East and Asia. It mainly affects people in their 20s and 30s. Diagnosing Behcet's can take a long time, because symptoms may come and go, and it may take months or even years to have all of the symptoms. There is no cure. Treatment focuses on reducing pain and preventing serious problems. Most people can control symptoms with treatment.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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