G71.01 - Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy

Version 2023
ICD-10:G71.01
Short Description:Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy
Long Description:Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Diseases of myoneural junction and muscle (G70-G73)
      • Primary disorders of muscles (G71)

G71.01 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of duchenne or becker muscular dystrophy. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Clinical Information

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Replacement Code

G7101 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Patient Education


Muscular Dystrophy

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


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