Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 710.2
Sicca syndrome
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 710.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 710.2 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 710.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M35.00 Sicca syndrome, unspecified
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M35.01 Sicca syndrome with keratoconjunctivitis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, in Sjögren's syndrome
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, in Sj�gren's syndrome
  • Lung disease with Sjögren's disease
  • Lung disease with Sj�gren's disease
  • Myopathy due to Sjögren's disease
  • Myopathy due to Sj�gren's disease
  • Myopathy due to Sjogrens disease
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • Sj�gren's syndrome
  • Sjogrens disease w lung involvement
  • Sjogrens disease with lung involvement
  • Sjogrens syndrome
  • Sjogrens syndrome w keratoconjunctivitis
  • Sjogrens syndrome w tubulointerstitial nephropathy
  • Tubulointerstitial nephropathy due to Sjogren's syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A chronic inflammation of the tear and salivary glands, often accompanied by rheumatoid arthritis and the presence of autoantibodies in the blood
  • A constellation of symptoms that include abnormal dryness of the mouth, eyes and other mucous membranes. The condition is seen in patients with sjogren syndrome, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, and deficiencies of vitamins a and c
  • A constellation of symptoms that include abnormal dryness of the mouth, eyes and other mucous membranes. The condition is seen in patients with sjogren syndrome, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, and deficiencies of vitamins a and c. (mosby's medical, nursing, and allied health dictionary)
  • Drying and inflammation of the conjunctiva as a result of insufficient lacrimal secretion
  • Symptom complex of unknown etiology, usually occurring in middle-aged or older women, marked by the triad of keratoconjunctivitis sicca with or without lacrimal gland enlargement, xerostomia with or without salivary gland enlargement, and the presence of a connective tissue disease, usually rheumatoid arthritis but sometimes systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, or polymyositis; an abnormal immune response has been implicated
  • What: keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (kcs): an eye condition in which there is decreased tear production and inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva. Why: keratoconjunctivitis sicca is found in a significant number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Kcs has also been described in systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis nodosa, and scleroderma. Kcs plus xerostomia is called the sicca syndrome. The association of the sicca syndrome with rheumatoid arthritis is known as sjogren's syndrome. How: clinically, patients with kcs may present with itching, burning eyes. They may complain of a dry sensation or of a foreign body sensation of the eyes. The conjunctiva is hyperemic, and thick strands of mucus may cover the eye. With slit lamp examination there is less than 1 mm of tear width at the margins of the upper and lower lids. There is increased debris and mucus strands within the tear film, seen best after blinking. Tiny punctate opacities are seen throughout the corneal surface. The schirmer tear test (which is most accurately performed without topical anesthesia) shows less than 5 mm of wetting of filter paper at the end of 5 minutes. Finally, rose bengal, which is a water soluble dye specific for devitalized cells and mucin, will stain the dessicated corneal and conjunctival cells a bright red color. Refs: 1) henkind, p and gold, dh: ocular manifestations of rheumatic disorders. Rheumatology 4:13, 1973. 2) havener, w: synopsis of ophthamology. St. Louis, c.v. Mosby company, 1979. 3) anderson, jr; whaley, k; williams, j and buchanan, ww: a statistical aid to the diagnosis of keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Quart j med 41:175, 1972. Dn19292-9
Applies To
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
  • Sjögren's disease
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 710.2:
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • dacryosialadenopathy 710.2
  • Dacryosialadenopathy, atrophic 710.2
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Sjögren (-Gougerot) 710.2
      • with lung involvement 710.2 [517.8]
  • Dyssecretosis, mucoserous 710.2
  • Gougerot (-Houwer)-Sjögren syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) 710.2
  • Keratoconjunctivitis (see also Keratitis) 370.40
    • sicca (Sjögren's syndrome) 710.2
      • not in Sjögren's syndrome 370.33
  • Sialosis 527.8
    • rheumatic 710.2
  • Sicca syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis) 710.2
  • Sjögren (-Gougerot) syndrome or disease (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) 710.2
    • with lung involvement 710.2 [517.8]
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Gougerot (-Houwer)-Sjögren (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) 710.2
    • secretoinhibitor (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) 710.2
    • sicca (keratoconjunctivitis) 710.2
    • Sjögren (-Gougerot) (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) 710.2
      • with lung involvement 710.2 [517.8]
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