Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 136.1
Behcet's syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 136.1 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 136.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Arthropathy in Behcets syndrome
  • Arthropathy in Behcet's syndrome
  • Arthropathy in Behcets syndrome of ankle
  • Arthropathy in behcet's syndrome of hand
  • Arthropathy in Behcets syndrome of hand
  • Arthropathy in behcet's syndrome of multiple sites
  • Arthropathy in Behcets syndrome of multiple sites
  • Arthropathy in Behcets syndrome of shoulder
  • Arthropathy in behcet's syndrome of shoulder region
  • Arthropathy in Behcets syndrome of spine
  • Arthropathy in Behcet's syndrome of the ankle
  • Arthropathy in Behcet's syndrome of the hand
  • Arthropathy in Behcet's syndrome of the shoulder region
  • Arthropathy in Behcet's syndrome of the spine
  • Arthropathy in behcets syndrome, ankle
  • Arthropathy in behcets syndrome, spine
  • Behcets disease
  • Behcets syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A rare chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. It is characterized by the development of ulcers in the mouth and genital region and uveitis. Other signs and symptoms include arthritis, deep vein thrombosis and superficial thrombophlebitis.
  • Behcet's syndrome is a disease that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It causes problems in many parts of the body. The most common symptoms are
    • sores in the mouth
    • sores on the sex organs
    • other skin sores
    • swelling of parts of the eye
    • pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints
    more serious problems can include meningitis, blood clots, inflammation of the digestive system and blindness. Doctors aren't sure what causes behcet's. It is rare in the United States, but is common in the middle east and asia. It mainly affects people in their 20s and 30s. Diagnosing behcet's can take a long time, because symptoms may come and go, and it may take months or even years to have all of the symptoms. There is no cure. Treatment focuses on reducing pain and preventing serious problems. Most people can control symptoms with treatment. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
  • Rare chronic inflammatory disease involving the small blood vessels. It is of unknown etiology and characterized by mucocutaneous ulceration in the mouth and genital region and uveitis with hypopyon. The neuro-ocular form may cause blindness and death. Synovitis; thrombophlebitis; gastrointestinal ulcerations; retinal vasculitis; and optic atrophy may occur as well.
  • Rare chronic inflammatory disease involving the small blood vessels; of unknown etiology and characterized by mucocutaneous ulceration in the mouth and genital region and uveitis with hypopyon; the neuroocular form may cause blindness and death; synovitis, thrombophlebitis, gastrointestinal ulcerations, retinal vasculitis, and optic atrophy may occur as well.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 136.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M35.2 Behçet's disease
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 136.1:
  • Behçet's syndrome 136.1
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Behçet's 136.1
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