ICD-9-CM 710.3 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 710.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Childhood type dermatomyositis
Dermatomyositis with malignant disease
Dermatomyositis with organ involvement
Dermatopolymyositis in neoplastic disease
Dermatopolymyositis w organ involvement
Dermatopolymyositis w respiratory involvement
Dilated cardiomyopathy due to dermatomyositis
Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to dermatomyositis
Disorder of respiratory system due to dermatomyositis
Juvenile dermatomyositis with myopathy
Juvenile dermatomyositis with respiratory involvement
Juvenile dermatopolymyositis w myopathy
Juvenile dermatopolymyositis w respiratory involvement
A subacute or chronic inflammatory disease of muscle and skin, marked by proximal muscle weakness and a characteristic skin rash. The illness occurs with approximately equal frequency in children and adults. The skin lesions usually take the form of a purplish rash (or less often an exfoliative dermatitis) involving the nose, cheeks, forehead, upper trunk, and arms. The disease is associated with a complement mediated intramuscular microangiopathy, leading to loss of capillaries, muscle ischemia, muscle-fiber necrosis, and perifascicular atrophy. The childhood form of this disease tends to evolve into a systemic vasculitis. Dermatomyositis may occur in association with malignant neoplasms. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1405-6)
An inflammatory muscle disease accompanied by muscle weakness and skin rash
Progressive condition characterized by symmetric proximal muscular weakness with elevated serum levels of muscle enzymes and a skin rash, typically a purplish-red erythema on the face, and edema of the eyelids and periorbital tissue; affected muscle tissue shows degeneration of fibers with a chronic inflammatory reaction; occurs in children and adults, and in the latter may be associated with visceral cancer or other disorders of connective tissue.
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