2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M32

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M32 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM M32 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M32 - other international versions of ICD-10 M32 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as M32. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • lupus erythematosus (discoid) (NOS) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L93.0

    Discoid lupus erythematosus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Lupus erythematosus NOS
    L93.0
    )
The following code(s) above M32 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to M32:
  • M00-M99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthropathic psoriasis (L40.5-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  • M30-M36
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range M30-M36

    Systemic connective tissue disorders

    Includes
    • autoimmune disease NOS
    • collagen (vascular) disease NOS
    • systemic autoimmune disease
    • systemic collagen (vascular) disease
    Type 1 Excludes
    • autoimmune disease, single organ or single cell-type -code to relevant condition category
    Systemic connective tissue disorders
Clinical Information
  • A chronic, inflammatory, connective tissue disease that can affect many organs including the joints, skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, and nervous system. It is marked by many different symptoms; however, not everyone with sle has all of the symptoms.
  • A chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes. It is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system. The disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of le cells in the blood or bone marrow.
  • Chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes; it is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system; the disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of le cells in the blood or bone marrow.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to M32:
  • Code First: F02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F02

    Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • the underlying physiological condition, such as:
    • Alzheimer's (G30.-)
    • cerebral lipidosis (E75.4)
    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (A81.0-)
    • dementia with Lewy bodies (G31.83)
    • dementia with Parkinsonism (G31.83)
    • epilepsy and recurrent seizures (G40.-)
    • frontotemporal dementia (G31.09)
    • hepatolenticular degeneration (E83.0)
    • human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20)
    • Huntington's disease (G10)
    • hypercalcemia (E83.52)
    • hypothyroidism, acquired (E00-E03.-)
    • intoxications (T36-T65)
    • Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease (A81.0-)
    • multiple sclerosis (G35)
    • neurosyphilis (A52.17)
    • niacin deficiency [pellagra] (E52)
    • Parkinson's disease (G20)
    • Pick's disease (G31.01)
    • polyarteritis nodosa (M30.0)
    • prion disease (A81.9)
    • systemic lupus erythematosus (M32.-)
    • traumatic brain injury (S06.-)
    • trypanosomiasis (B56.-, B57.-)
    • vitamin B deficiency (E53.8)
    Includes
    • Major neurocognitive disorder in other diseases classified elsewhere
    Type 2 Excludes
    • dementia in alcohol and psychoactive substance disorders (F10-F19, with .17, .27, .97)
    • vascular dementia (F01.5-)
  • Type 1 Excludes: L93
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L93

    Lupus erythematosus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
  • Type 2 Excludes: A18.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.4

    Tuberculosis of skin and subcutaneous tissue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Erythema induratum, tuberculous
    • Lupus excedens
    • Lupus vulgaris NOS
    • Lupus vulgaris of eyelid
    • Scrofuloderma
    • Tuberculosis of external ear
    Type 2 Excludes
    • lupus erythematosus (L93.-)
    • systemic lupus erythematosus (M32.-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M32
M31.2 Lethal midline granuloma
M31.3 Wegener's granulomatosis
M31.30 …… without renal involvement
M31.31 …… with renal involvement
M31.4 Aortic arch syndrome [Takayasu]
M31.5 Giant cell arteritis with polymyalgia rheumatica
M31.6 Other giant cell arteritis
M31.7 Microscopic polyangiitis
M31.8 Other specified necrotizing vasculopathies
M31.9 Necrotizing vasculopathy, unspecified
M32 Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
M32.0 Drug-induced systemic lupus erythematosus
M32.1 Systemic lupus erythematosus with organ or system involvement
M32.10 Systemic lupus erythematosus, organ or system involvement unspecified
M32.11 Endocarditis in systemic lupus erythematosus
M32.12 Pericarditis in systemic lupus erythematosus
M32.13 Lung involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus
M32.14 Glomerular disease in systemic lupus erythematosus
M32.15 Tubulo-interstitial nephropathy in systemic lupus erythematosus
M32.19 Other organ or system involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus
M32.8 Other forms of systemic lupus erythematosus

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