Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis. Gout symptoms may come and go, but there are ways to manage symptoms & prevent flares. Commonly used ICD-10 codes for Gout
ICD-10 codes for gout, symptoms of gout, Treatment for gout, Idiopathic gout, Lead-induced gout, Drug-induced gout

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Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It’s characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe.

An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire. The affected joint is hot, swollen and so tender that even the weight of the sheet on it may seem intolerable. Gout symptoms may come and go, but there are ways to manage symptoms and prevent flares.


The characteristic symptoms and signs of gout are sudden onset of joint pain, joint swelling, heat in the affected area, and joint redness. These symptoms and signs usually affect a single joint. The pain is typically severe, reflecting the severity of inflammation in the joint. The affected joint is often very sensitive to touch to the point that some people with gout attacks experience pain from something as simple as pulling the bedsheets over the inflamed joint. The affected joint becomes swollen. Gout frequently involves joints in the lower extremities. The classic location for gout to occur is the big toe (first metatarsophalangeal joint). Gout can also affect the foot, knee, ankle, elbow, wrist, hands, or nearly any joint in the body. When gout is more severe or longstanding, multiple joints may be affected at the same time. This causes pain and joint stiffness in multiple joints. Another sign of gout is the presence of tophi. A tophus is a hard nodule of uric acid that deposits under the skin. Tophi can be found in various locations in the body, commonly on the elbows, upper ear cartilage, and on the surface of other joints. When a tophus is present, it indicates that the body is substantially overloaded with uric acid. When tophi are present, the uric acid level in the bloodstream typically has been high for years. The presence of tophi indicates tophaceous gout and treatment with medications is necessary.


Gout can be effectively treated and managed with medical treatment and self-management strategies. Your health care provider may start by recommending a medical treatment plan to manage the pain of a flare. Treatment for flares consists of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, steroids, and the anti-inflammatory drug colchicine. They may also recommend ways to prevent future flares. Making changes to your diet and lifestyle, such as losing weight, limiting alcohol, eating less purine-rich food (like red meat or organ meat), may help prevent future attacks. Changing or stopping medications associated with hyperuricemia (like diuretics) may also help. You can prevent tophi and kidney stones from forming as a result of chronic high levels of uric acid. Tophi are hard, uric acid deposits under the skin. For people with frequent acute flares or chronic gout, doctors may recommend preventive therapy to lower uric acid levels in the blood using drugs like allopurinol, febuxostat, and pegloticase. In addition to medical treatment, you can manage your gout with self-management strategies. Self-management is what you do day to day to manage your condition and stay healthy, like making healthy lifestyle choices.
The table below includes the most commonly used ICD-10 codes for gout:
ICD-10 Chapter Codes Code Description
13 M10.00 Idiopathic gout unspecified site
13 M10.011 Idiopathic gout, right shoulder
13 M10.012 Idiopathic gout, left shoulder
13 M10.019 Idiopathic gout, unspecified shoulder
13 M10.021 Idiopathic gout, right elbow
13 M10.022 Idiopathic gout, left elbow
13 M10.029 Idiopathic gout, unspecified elbow
13 M10.031 Idiopathic gout, right wrist
13 M10.032 Idiopathic gout, left wrist
13 M10.039 Idiopathic gout, unspecified wrist
13 M10.041 Idiopathic gout, right hand
13 M10.042 Idiopathic gout, left hand
13 M10.049 Idiopathic gout, unspecified hand
13 M10.051 Idiopathic gout, right hip
13 M10.052 Idiopathic gout, left hip
13 M10.059 Idiopathic gout, unspecified hip
13 M10.061 Idiopathic gout, right knee
13 M10.062 Idiopathic gout, left knee
13 M10.069 Idiopathic gout, unspecified knee
13 M10.071 Idiopathic gout, right ankle and foot
13 M10.072 Idiopathic gout, left ankle and foot
13 M10.079 Idiopathic gout, unspecified ankle and foot
13 M10.08 Idiopathic gout vertebrae
13 M10.09 Idiopathic gout multiple sites
13 M10.10 Lead-induced gout unspecified site
13 M10.111 Lead-induced gout, right shoulder
13 M10.112 Lead-induced gout, left shoulder
13 M10.119 Lead-induced gout, unspecified shoulder
13 M10.121 Lead-induced gout, right elbow
13 M10.122 Lead-induced gout, left elbow
13 M10.129 Lead-induced gout, unspecified elbow
13 M10.131 Lead-induced gout, right wrist
13 M10.132 Lead-induced gout, left wrist
13 M10.139 Lead-induced gout, unspecified wrist
13 M10.141 Lead-induced gout, right hand
13 M10.142 Lead-induced gout, left hand
13 M10.149 Lead-induced gout, unspecified hand
13 M10.151 Lead-induced gout, right hip
13 M10.152 Lead-induced gout, left hip
13 M10.159 Lead-induced gout, unspecified hip
13 M10.161 Lead-induced gout, right knee
13 M10.162 Lead-induced gout, left knee
13 M10.169 Lead-induced gout, unspecified knee
13 M10.171 Lead-induced gout, right ankle and foot
13 M10.172 Lead-induced gout, left ankle and foot
13 M10.179 Lead-induced gout, unspecified ankle and foot
13 M10.18 Lead-induced gout vertebrae
13 M10.19 Lead-induced gout multiple sites
13 M10.20 Drug-induced gout unspecified site
13 M10.211 Drug-induced gout, right shoulder
13 M10.212 Drug-induced gout, left shoulder
13 M10.219 Drug-induced gout, unspecified shoulder
13 M10.221 Drug-induced gout, right elbow
13 M10.222 Drug-induced gout, left elbow
13 M10.229 Drug-induced gout, unspecified elbow
13 M10.231 Drug-induced gout, right wrist
13 M10.232 Drug-induced gout, left wrist
13 M10.239 Drug-induced gout, unspecified wrist
13 M10.241 Drug-induced gout, right hand
13 M10.242 Drug-induced gout, left hand
13 M10.249 Drug-induced gout, unspecified hand
13 M10.251 Drug-induced gout, right hip
13 M10.252 Drug-induced gout, left hip
13 M10.259 Drug-induced gout, unspecified hip
13 M10.261 Drug-induced gout, right knee
13 M10.262 Drug-induced gout, left knee
13 M10.269 Drug-induced gout, unspecified knee
13 M10.271 Drug-induced gout, right ankle and foot
13 M10.272 Drug-induced gout, left ankle and foot
13 M10.279 Drug-induced gout, unspecified ankle and foot
13 M10.28 Drug-induced gout vertebrae
13 M10.29 Drug-induced gout multiple sites
13 M10.30 Gout due to renal impairment unspecified site
13 M10.311 Gout due to renal impairment, right shoulder
13 M10.312 Gout due to renal impairment, left shoulder
13 M10.319 Gout due to renal impairment, unspecified shoulder
13 M10.321 Gout due to renal impairment, right elbow
13 M10.322 Gout due to renal impairment, left elbow
13 M10.329 Gout due to renal impairment, unspecified elbow
13 M10.331 Gout due to renal impairment, right wrist
13 M10.332 Gout due to renal impairment, left wrist
13 M10.339 Gout due to renal impairment, unspecified wrist
13 M10.341 Gout due to renal impairment, right hand
13 M10.342 Gout due to renal impairment, left hand
13 M10.349 Gout due to renal impairment, unspecified hand
13 M10.351 Gout due to renal impairment, right hip
13 M10.352 Gout due to renal impairment, left hip
13 M10.359 Gout due to renal impairment, unspecified hip
13 M10.361 Gout due to renal impairment, right knee
13 M10.362 Gout due to renal impairment, left knee
13 M10.369 Gout due to renal impairment, unspecified knee
13 M10.371 Gout due to renal impairment, right ankle and foot
13 M10.372 Gout due to renal impairment, left ankle and foot
13 M10.379 Gout due to renal impairment, unspecified ankle and foot
13 M10.38 Gout due to renal impairment vertebrae
13 M10.39 Gout due to renal impairment multiple sites
13 M10.40 Other secondary gout unspecified site
13 M10.411 Other secondary gout, right shoulder
13 M10.412 Other secondary gout, left shoulder
13 M10.419 Other secondary gout, unspecified shoulder
13 M10.421 Other secondary gout, right elbow
13 M10.422 Other secondary gout, left elbow
13 M10.429 Other secondary gout, unspecified elbow
13 M10.431 Other secondary gout, right wrist
13 M10.432 Other secondary gout, left wrist
13 M10.439 Other secondary gout, unspecified wrist
13 M10.441 Other secondary gout, right hand
13 M10.442 Other secondary gout, left hand
13 M10.449 Other secondary gout, unspecified hand
13 M10.451 Other secondary gout, right hip
13 M10.452 Other secondary gout, left hip
13 M10.459 Other secondary gout, unspecified hip
13 M10.461 Other secondary gout, right knee
13 M10.462 Other secondary gout, left knee
13 M10.469 Other secondary gout, unspecified knee
13 M10.471 Other secondary gout, right ankle and foot
13 M10.472 Other secondary gout, left ankle and foot
13 M10.479 Other secondary gout, unspecified ankle and foot
13 M10.48 Other secondary gout vertebrae
13 M10.49 Other secondary gout multiple sites
13 M10.9 Gout, unspecified

Author: Tonoya Ahmed

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