ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 725

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Diagnosis Code 725

ICD-9: 725
Short Description: Polymyalgia rheumatica
Long Description: Polymyalgia rheumatica
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 725

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Rheumatism, excluding the back (725-729)
      • 725 Polymyalgia rheumatica

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • M35.3 - Polymyalgia rheumatica

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 725 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Neuronevus (M8725/0) - see Neoplasm, skin, benign
    • Polymyalgia 725
      • arteritica 446.5
      • rheumatica 725
    • Pregnancy (single) (uterine) (without sickness) V22.2
      • complicated (by) 646.9
        • bone and joint disorders (conditions classifiable to 720-724 or conditions affecting lower limbs classifiable to 711-719, 725-738) 648.7

Information for Patients

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness in your neck, shoulders, and hips. It is most common in women and almost always occurs in people over 50. The main symptom is stiffness after resting. Other symptoms include fever, weakness and weight loss. In some cases, polymyalgia rheumatica develops overnight. In others, it is gradual.

The cause is not known. There is no single test to diagnose polymyalgia rheumatica. Your doctor will use your medical history, symptoms, and a physical exam to make the diagnosis. Lab tests for inflammation may help confirm the diagnosis.

Polymyalgia rheumatica sometimes occurs along with giant cell arteritis, a condition that causes swelling of the arteries in your head. Symptoms include headaches and blurred vision. Doctors often prescribe prednisone, a steroid medicine, for both conditions. With treatment, polymyalgia rheumatica usually disappears in a day or two. Without treatment, it usually goes away after a year or more.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • ESR
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

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