2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 710.0
Systemic lupus erythematosus
- chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes; it is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system; the disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of LE cells in the blood or bone marrow.
- A chronic inflammatory connective tissue disease marked by skin rashes, joint pain and swelling, inflammation of the kidneys, inflammation of the fibrous tissue surrounding the heart (i.e., the pericardium), as well as other problems. Not all affected individuals display all of these problems.
- ICD-9-CM 710.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
710.0 Alternative Terminology
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ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 710.0: