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J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2016 Dec;7(5):512-514. Epub 2016 Oct 17.

Welcome to the ICD-10 code for sarcopenia.

Author information

1
Innovative Clinical Trials, Department of Cardiology and Pneumology University of Göttingen Medical Centre, Georg-August-University Göttingen Germany.
2
Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Endocrinology Saint Louis University School of Medicine St. Louis MO USA.

Abstract

The new ICD-10-CM (M62.84) code for sarcopenia represents a major step forward in recognizing sarcopenia as a disease. This should lead to an increase in availability of diagnostic tools and the enthusiasm for pharmacological companies to develop drugs for sarcopenia.

KEYWORDS:

Aging; ICD code; Sarcopenia

PMID:
27891296
PMCID:
PMC5114626
DOI:
10.1002/jcsm.12147
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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