Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome

Also known as: Anticardiolipin (ACL) syndrome, APL or APS for antiphospholipid syndrome, Hughes Syndrome ICD-9 Code: 289.81 ICD-10 Code: D68.61 What is it? APL syndrome refers to a constellation of…

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Dermatomyositis

Synonyms: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM), DM/PM, dermatopolymyositis, inflammatory myositis. ICD-9 Code: DM, 710.3; PM, 710.4. ICD-10 Code: PM, M33.2, DM M33.0 – M33.1 ICD-10 Code: dermatopolymyositis M33 (category). M33.0 = juvenile dermatomyositis; M33.1…

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Immunodeficiency

Synonyms: Common variable immunodeficiency; severe combined immun- odeficiency; X-linked immunodeficiency. ICD-9 Codes: Immunodeficiency, 279.3; common variable, 279.06; severe combined, 279.2. ICD-10: D84.9 What is it? Immunodeficiency diseases are a diverse group…

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Reactive Arthritis

Synonyms: Reiter ’s syndrome, sexually acquired reactive arthritis. ICD-9 Code: 099.3. ICD-10 Code: M02 What is it? Reactive arthritis is an acute inflammatory arthritis occurring 1 to 4 weeks after an infection. It is…

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Juvenile Arthritis

Synonyms: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA); Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA); Juvenile Chronic Arthritis (JCA). ICD-9 Codes: Juvenile arthritis, 714.3; systemic juvenile arthritis, 714.3; polyarticular juvenile arthritis, 714.31; pauciarticular juvenile arthritis, 714.32. ICD-10…

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Synonyms: Lupus, lupus erythematosus, SLE ICD-9 Codes: SLE 710.0; discoid, 695.4; lupus anticoagulant 286.5; drug-induced lupus 695.4; lupus nephritis 583.81. ICD-10 Codes:  SLE M32; discoid L93.0; subacute cutaneous lupus L91.0; …

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Sjogren's Syndrome

Synonyms: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, sicca complex. ICD9 Code:  Sjogrens (sicca) syndrome 710.2 ICD10 Code:  Sjogrens with keratoconjunctivitis M35.01 What is it? Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune syndrome characterized by lymphocytic…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

AAOS Guidelines on Carpal Tunnel Diagnosis New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends a thorough patient history and specific physical examination… rheumnow.com An Alternative Solution…

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Pseudogout

What is it? Pseudogout refers to gout-like attacks, characterized by acute localized pain and swelling, that occur in patients with calcium crystal deposits in the joints. Chondrocalcinosis is the term…

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