2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 135
- WHAT: Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis: a disorder of unknown etiology that affects many organ systems with noncaseating epithelioid cell granulomas. It has a special predilection for the lung and lymph tissues. WHY: Sarcoidosis can result in an acute arthritis commonly affecting the ankles and knees and less commonly the proximal interphalangeal joints, wrists, and elbows. The acute arthritis is symmetric and lasts for a few weeks. A less common chronic arthritis is destructive and may have dactylitis and telescoping digits. HOW: Sarcoidosis is a diagnosis of exclusion based on the clinical presentation and histology of biopsy tissue.
- inflammatory disease characterized by small lumps or granulomas in lymph nodes and other organs.
- ICD-9-CM 135 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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