Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 710.3
Dermatomyositis
  • Billable Code
  • 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.
Disease Synonyms
  • 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
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis with myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis with respiratory involvement
  • Juvenile dermatopolymyositis
  • Juvenile dermatopolymyositis w myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatopolymyositis w respiratory involvement
Clinical Information
  • 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.
Applies To
  • Poikilodermatomyositis
  • Polymyositis with skin involvement
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 710.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M33.90 Dermatopolymyositis, unspecified, organ involvement unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 710.3:
  • Dermatomucomyositis 710.3
  • Dermatomyositis (acute) (chronic) 710.3
  • Petges-Cléjat or Petges-Clégat syndrome (poikilodermatomyositis) 710.3
  • Poikilodermatomyositis 710.3
  • Polymyositis (acute) (chronic) (hemorrhagic) 710.4
    • Wagner's (dermatomyositis) 710.3
  • Pseudotrichinosis 710.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Petges-Cléjat (poikilodermatomyositis) 710.3
    • Unverricht-Wagner (dermatomyositis) 710.3
    • Wagner (-Unverricht) (dermatomyositis) 710.3
  • Unverricht-Wagner syndrome (dermatomyositis) 710.3
  • Wagner (-Unverricht) syndrome (dermatomyositis) 710.3
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