ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M46.3

Infection of intervertebral disc (pyogenic)

Diagnosis Code M46.3

ICD-10: M46.3
Short Description: Infection of intervertebral disc (pyogenic)
Long Description: Infection of intervertebral disc (pyogenic)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M46.3

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Other inflammatory spondylopathies (M46)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M46.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Spine Injuries and Disorders

    Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

    • Infections
    • Injuries
    • Tumors
    • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
    • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

    Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.

    • Compression fractures of the back (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Foraminotomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Kyphosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Laminectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Lordosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Spine surgery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Spondylolisthesis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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