2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 446.5
Giant cell arteritis
- subacute, granulomatous arteritis involving the external carotid arteries, especially the temporal artery; occurs in elderly persons and may be manifested by constitutional symptoms, particularly severe headache, and sometimes sudden unilateral blindness; shares many of the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica.
- ICD-9-CM 446.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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- More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 446.5: 2013.
446.5 Alternative Terminology
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