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Current RMA Instruments:
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||9 of 2014|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||10 of 2014|
Changes from Previous Instruments:
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 710.3
- ICD-10-AM Codes: M33.1
This is an autoimmune disease causing chronic progressive inflammation of both the skin and skeletal muscle.
Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? – No.
However, this is a complicated diagnosis and muscle biopsy may be required for a definitive diagnosis. The relevant specialist is a rheumatologist/physician, or for amyopathic dermatomyositis, a dermatologist.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Diagnoses covered by SOP
- Amyopathic dermatomyositis
Conditions excluded from SOP
- Eosinophilic myositis
- Inclusion body myositis
If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then seek medical officer advice about further investigation.