Non-specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M08

Juvenile arthritis

  • M08 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis as there are 2 codes below M08 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
  • ICD-10-CM codes become active beginning October 1, 2015, therefore, this and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of children occurring in three major subtypes defined by the symptoms present during the first six months following onset: systemic onset (still's disease, juvenile onset), polyarticular onset, and pauciarticular onset; adult onset cases of still's disease (still's disease, adult onset) are also known; only one subtype of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (polyarticular onset, rheumatoid factor positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
Code Also
  • any associated underlying condition, such as:
  • regional enteritis [Crohn's disease] (K50.-)
  • ulcerative colitis (K51.-)
Type 1 Excludes
  • arthropathy in Whipple's disease (M14.8)
  • Felty's syndrome (M05.0)
  • juvenile dermatomyositis (M33.0-)
  • psoriatic juvenile arthropathy (L40.54)