2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 279.4
Autoimmune disease not elsewhere classified
- There are 2 ICD-9-CM codes below 279.4 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
- A condition in which the body recognizes its own tissues as foreign and directs an immune response against them.
- A disorder resulting from loss of function or tissue destruction of an organ or multiple organs, arising from humoral or cellular immune responses of the individual to his own tissue constituents. It may be systemic (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus), or organ specific, (e.g., thyroiditis).
- Heading term for a diverse group of disorders characterized by pathologenic immune reactions to autologous (self) tissue; for nonnpatholgical, developmental, or phenomenological aspects of autoimmunity, use autoimmunity.