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CVS finally in the the international classification of diseases

On 18 June 2018, 18 years after the launch of ICD-10, WHO released a version of ICD-11 to allow Member States time to plan implementation. This is anticipating the presentation of ICD-11 to the World Health Assembly in 2019 for adoption by countries. Over a decade in the making, this version is a vast improvement on ICD-10.

ICD-11  is great news for CVS-patients, as CVS is finally recognized in the international classification of diseases.

ICD-11 is built up like this:

  • 01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
  • 02 Neoplasms 
  • 03 Diseases of the blood or blood-forming organs 
  • 04 Diseases of the immune system 
  • 05 Endocrine, nutritional or metabolic diseases 
  • 06 Mental, behavioural or neurodevelopmental disorders 
  • 07 Sleep-wake disorders 
  • 08 Diseases of the nervous system 
  • 09 Diseases of the visual system 
  • 10 Diseases of the ear or mastoid process 
  • 11 Diseases of the circulatory system 
  • 12 Diseases of the respiratory system 
  • 13 Diseases of the digestive system 
  • 14 Diseases of the skin 
  • 15 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system or connective tissue 
  • 16 Diseases of the genitourinary system 
  • 17 Conditions related to sexual health 
  • 18 Pregnancy, childbirth or the puerperium 
  • 19 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 
  • 20 Developmental anomalies 
  • 21 Symptoms, signs or clinical findings, not elsewhere classified 
  • 22 Injury, poisoning or certain other consequences of external causes 
  • 23 External causes of morbidity or mortality 
  • 24 Factors influencing health status or contact with health services 
  • 25 Codes for special purposes 
  • 26 Traditional Medicine conditions – Module I 
  • V Supplementary section for functioning assessment 
  • X Extension Codes

CVS is now classified under chapter 08 Diseases of the nervous system as a type of migraine.
8A80 Migraine
8A80.4
 Cyclic vomiting syndrome
Recurrent episodic attacks, usually stereotypical in the individual patient, of vomiting and intense nausea. Attacks are associated with pallor and lethargy. There is complete resolution of symptoms between attacks.

You can search in ICD-11 here.

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