M36.0: Dermato(poly)myositis in neoplastic disease

Your skin and muscles are inflamed in various places.

This inflammation was caused by a tumor disorder. With tumor disorders, the body’s metabolism may be changed. The defense system also responds to a tumor disorder. For example, the defense system may produce antibodies against the tumor. But these antibodies can also attack the skin and muscles.

The disorder causes a weakening of the muscles. As a result it can be very hard work just to comb your hair, for example. The inflammations in the skin can cause changes to the skin. For example, the skin may turn anything from pale red to purple, or swell up.

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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