ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 756.83

Ehlers-danlos syndrome

Diagnosis Code 756.83

ICD-9: 756.83
Short Description: Ehlers-danlos syndrome
Long Description: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 756.83

Code Classification
  • Congenital anomalies (740–759)
    • Congenital anomalies (740-759)
      • 756 Other congenital musculoskeletal anomalies

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Q79.6 - Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

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Information for Patients

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Also called: Cutis elastica, EDS

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of inherited disorders that weaken connective tissues. Connective tissues are proteins that support skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs.

EDS usually affects your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Symptoms include

  • Loose joints
  • Fragile, small blood vessels
  • Abnormal scar formation and wound healing
  • Soft, velvety, stretchy skin that bruises easily

There are several types of EDS. They can range from mild to life-threatening. About 1 in 5,000 people has EDS. There is no cure. Treatment involves managing symptoms, often with medicines and physical therapy. It also includes learning how to protect your joints and prevent injuries.

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

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