ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M60.08

Infective myositis, other site

Diagnosis Code M60.08

ICD-10: M60.08
Short Description: Infective myositis, other site
Long Description: Infective myositis, other site
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M60.08

Valid for Submission
The code M60.08 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M60.08 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 557 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITH MCC
  • 558 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITHOUT MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 728.0 - Infective myositis (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Infective myositis of back
  • Infective myositis of neck
  • Infective myositis of pelvis
  • Muscle abscess of back
  • Muscle abscess of neck
  • Muscle abscess of pelvis

Information for Patients


Myositis

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dermatomyositis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Polymyositis - adult (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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