ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M36.8

Systemic disord of conn tiss in oth diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code M36.8

ICD-10: M36.8
Short Description: Systemic disord of conn tiss in oth diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Systemic disorders of connective tissue in other diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M36.8

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
      • Systemic disorders of conn tiss in diseases classd elswhr (M36)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M36.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 545 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 546 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 547 - CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M36.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Connective Tissue Disorders

Your connective tissue supports many different parts of your body, such as your skin, eyes, and heart. It is like a "cellular glue" that gives your body parts their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. It is made of many kinds of proteins. Cartilage and fat are types of connective tissue.

Over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. There are different types:

  • Genetic disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and scleroderma
  • Cancers, like some types of soft tissue sarcoma

Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Dupuytrens contracture (Medical Encyclopedia)


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