M35.1: Other overlap syndromes
You have a disorder that involves inflammation of your connective tissue.
With this disorder, the immune system targets the body’s own tissue. The immune system protects the body from pathogens and foreign substances. The immune system can also destroy cells in the body that have pathologically changed. The immune system can target the body’s connective tissue. There is connective tissue everywhere in the body, for example below the skin and surrounding muscles and organs. Muscles and organs have connective tissue, too.
If the immune system attacks the body’s connective tissue, various problems can result. Possible complaints may include changes to the skin and muscle pain, for example. The blood vessels in your fingers might also contract more than usual in the cold. So the fingers turn white or blue.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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