Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 756.83
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 756.83 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 756.83 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Ehlers danlos syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A heterogeneous group of autosomally inherited collagen diseases caused by defects in the synthesis or structure of fibrillar collagen. There are numerous subtypes: classical, hypermobility, vascular, and others. Common clinical features include hyperextensible skin and joints, skin fragility and reduced wound healing capability.
  • An inherited connective tissue disorder characterized by loose and fragile skin and joint hypermobility.
  • Ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inherited disorders that weaken connective tissues. Connective tissues are proteins that support skin, bones, blood vessels and other organs. Eds usually affects your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Symptoms include
    • loose joints
    • fragile, small blood vessels
    • abnormal scar formation and wound healing
    • soft, velvety, stretchy skin that bruises easily
    there are several types of eds. They can range from mild to life-threatening. About 1 in 5,000 people has eds. There is no cure. Treatment involves managing symptoms. It also includes learning how to protect your joints and prevent injuries.
  • Group of inherited disorders of the connective tissue; major manifestations include hyperextensible skin and joints, easy bruisability, friability of tissues with bleeding and poor wound healing, calcified subcutaneous spheroids, and pseudotumors.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 756.83 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q79.6 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 756.83:
  • Cutis - see also condition
    • hyperelastic 756.83
    • pendula 756.83
  • Danlos' syndrome 756.83
  • Dermatorrhexis 756.83
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 756.83
  • Elastic skin 756.83
    • acquired 701.8
      • connective tissue, benign
  • India rubber skin 756.83
  • Lax, laxity - see also Relaxation
    • skin (acquired) 701.8
      • congenital 756.83
  • Meekeren-Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 756.83
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Danlos' 756.83
    • Ehlers-Danlos 756.83
    • Meekeren-Ehlers-Danlos 756.83
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