Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 359.0
Congenital hereditary muscular dystrophy
  • Short description: Cong hered musc dystrphy.
  • ICD-9-CM 359.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 359.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 359.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 359.0: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Central core disease (disorder)
  • Central core myopathy
  • Congenital anomaly of skeletal muscle (disorder)
  • Muscular dystrophy, congenital hereditary
  • Muscular dystrophy, hereditary, congenital
  • Myopathy, central core
  • Myopathy, congenital
  • Myopathy, myotubular
  • Myotubular myopathy
  • Walker Walbug muscular dystrophy, congenital
  • Walker warburg congenital muscular dystrophy
  • Walker-Warburg congenital muscular dystrophy (disorder)
359.0 Excludes
  • arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (754.89)
Applies To
  • Benign congenital myopathy
  • Central core disease
  • Centronuclear myopathy
  • Myotubular myopathy
  • Nemaline body disease
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 359.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G71.2 Congenital myopathies
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 359.0:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • central core 359.0
    • nemaline body 359.0
  • Dystrophy, dystrophia 783.9
  • Hypotonia, hypotonicity, hypotony 781.3
    • infantile muscular (benign) 359.0
  • Myopathy 359.9
    • benign, congenital 359.0
    • central core 359.0
    • centronuclear 359.0
    • congenital (benign) 359.0
    • myotubular 359.0
    • nemaline 359.0
    • rod body 359.0
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