ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 359.1

Hered prog musc dystrphy

Diagnosis Code 359.1

ICD-9: 359.1
Short Description: Hered prog musc dystrphy
Long Description: Hereditary progressive muscular dystrophy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 359.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Disorders of the peripheral nervous system (350-359)
      • 359 Muscular dystrophies and other myopathies

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • G71.0 - Muscular dystrophy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Muscular Dystrophy

Also called: MD

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of more than 30 inherited diseases. They all cause muscle weakness and muscle loss. Some forms of MD appear in infancy or childhood. Others may not appear until middle age or later. The different types can vary in whom they affect, which muscles they affect, and what the symptoms are. All forms of MD grow worse as the person's muscles get weaker. Most people with MD eventually lose the ability to walk.

There is no cure for muscular dystrophy. Treatments can help with the symptoms and prevent complications. They include physical and speech therapy, orthopedic devices, surgery, and medications. Some people with MD have mild cases that worsen slowly. Others cases are disabling and severe.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Becker's muscular dystrophy
  • Creatine phosphokinase test
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Swallowing problems

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