M35.3: Polymyalgia rheumatica

You have inflammation of arteries that supply blood to particular muscles.

Arteries are blood vessels that transport blood away from the heart. This is how all the tissue in the body is supplied with oxygen-rich blood. With this disorder, your immune system attacks the body’s own arteries. Arteries can become inflamed as a result. Inflamed arteries can get narrow.

When arteries for particular muscles get narrow, the oxygen supply to the affected muscles may become inadequate. As a result, you can get muscular pain in your shoulder or in your hips. Muscles in your arms or legs can also get sore.

Additional indicator

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

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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