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Psoriatic Arthropathy N059
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Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||5 of 2012|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||6 of 2012|
Changes from Previous Instruments:
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 696.0
- ICD-10-AM Codes: M07.0, M07.3
Psoriatic arthropathy is a chronic inflammatory arthritis resembling rheumatoid arthritis. It occurs in at least 5% of people with psoriasis. There are no specific diagnostic tests and a range of clinical presentations. In a person with an inflammatory arthritis and psoriasis the diagnosis of psoriatic arthropathy needs to be considered, but is not automatic.
Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? – No.
However, this diagnosis should preferably be confirmed by a specialist rheumatologist.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
- psoriatic arthritis
If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:
- seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
- generate a diagnostic report, or;
- re-encode the condition, if appropriate.