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Autumn 2005
O'Shaughnessy's
Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group

Chronic Conditions Treated With Cannabis
Reported to California doctors between 1990 and 2005

By Tod Mikuriya, MD

Medical conditions that Californians have been treating successfully with cannabis are listed here according to ICD-9 number. The International Classification of Disease system was developed by the World Health Organization to promote comparability in the collection, processing, classification and presentation of mortality statistics. It is universally required by insurance companies to process claims.

Some 38,000 cases are coded by ICD-9 number in the Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative database, and 8,500 in my practice. The number would be larger if the Act-Up San Francisco contingent had not objected —because of privacy concerns— when the city’s Department of Public Health set up their card system.

Genital Herpes 054.10
Herpetic infection of penis 054.13
AIDS Related Illness 042
Post W.E. Enephalitis 062.1
Chemotherapy Convales 066.2
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) 053.9
Radiation Therapy E929.9
Viral B Hepatitis, chronic 070.52
Viral C Hepatitis, chronic 070.54
Other arthropod borne dis 088.
Lyme Disease 088.81
Reiters Syndrome 099.3
Behcet’s Syndrome++ 136.1
Post Polio Syndrome 138.0
Osteoblastoma Ischium 170.6
Malignant Melanoma 172.x
Other Skin Cancer 173
Breast Cancer 174.x
Prostate Cancer 185
Prostate Cancer 186
Testicular Cancer 186.9
Adrenal Cortical Cancer 194.0
Brain malignant tumor 191
Glioblastoma Multiforme 191.9
Sarcoma: Head-neck 195.0
Cancer, site unspecified 199
Lympho & reticular ca 200
Hodgekins disease 201.9
Myeloid leukemia 205
Uterine cancer 236.0
Lymphoma 238.7
Graves Disease** 242.0
Acquired hypothyroidsm 244
Thyroiditis 245
Diabetes Adult Onset 250.0
Diabetes Type I, Unco ++ 250.01
Diabetes Type I Ctrld ++ 250.03
Diabetes Insulin Depend. 250.1
Diabetes Adult Ons Unctrl 250.2
Diabetic Renal Disease 250.4
Diabetic Ophthalmic Dis 250.5
Diabetic Neurpathy 250.6
Diabetic PeripheralVasc 250.7
Hypoglycemia(s) 251
Lipomatosis 272.8
Arthropathy, gout 274.0
Mucopolysaccharoidosis 277
Porphyria 277.1
Amyloidosis 277.3
Obesity, exogenous 278.00
Obesity, morbid 278.01
Autoimmune disease 279.4
Thallasemia 282.4
Hemophilia A 286.0
Henoch-Schoelein Purpur 287.0
Senile Dementia+ 290.0
Delerium Tremens+ 291.0
Schizophrenia(s) 295.x
Schizoaffective Disorder 295.7
Mania 296.0
Major Depression, Sgl Epi 296.2
Major Depression, Recurr 296.3
Bipolar Disorder 296.6
Autism/Aspergers 299.0
Anxiety Disorder+ 300.00
Panic Disorder+ 300.01
Agoraphobia 300.22
Obsessive Compulsive Di. 300.3
Dysthymic Disorder 300.4
Neurasthenia 300.5
Writers’ Cramp**** 300.89
Impotence, Psychogenic 302.72
Alcoholism+ 303.0
Opiate Dependence+ 304.0
Sedative Dependence+ 304.1
Cocaine Dependence+ 304.2
Amphetamine Depend 304.4
Alcohol Abuse+ 305.0
Tobacco Dependence 305.1
Psychogenic Hyperhidrosi 306.3
Psychogenic Pylorospas** 306.4
Psychogenic Dysuria 306.53
Bruxism 306.8
Stuttering* 307.0
Anorexia Nervosa 307.1
Tic disorder unspec 307.20
Tourette’s Syndrome 307.23
Persistent Insomnia 307.42
Nightmares 307.47
Bulemia 307.51
Tension Headache 307.81
Psychogenic Pain 307.89
Post Traumatic Stress Dis. 309.81
Org. Mental Dis.hd inj 310.1
Post Concussion Sydrome 310.2
Nonpsychotic Org Bra Dis. 310.8
Brain Trauma 310.9
Intermittent Explosive Dis 312.34
Trichotillomania 312.39
ADD w/o hyperactivity 314.00
ADD w hyperactivity 314.01
ADD other 314.8
Pschogenic PAT 316.0
Parkinsons Disease 332.0
Huntingtons Disease+ 333.4
Restless legs syndrome 333.99
Friedreich’s Ataxia 334.0
Cerebellar Ataxia 334.4
Spinal mm atrophy II 335.11
Amytrophic Lateral Sclero 335.2
Other spinal cord disease 336
Syringomyelia 336.0
Reflex Sympath Dystroph 337.2
Multiple Sclerosis 340.0
Other CNS demyelinating 341.
Hemiparesis/plegia 342
Cerebral Palsy+ 343.9
Quadriplegia(s) 344.0x
Paraplegia(s) 344.1x
Paralysis, unspecified 344.9
Epilepsy(ies)+ 345.x
Grand Mal Seizures** 345.1
Limbic Rage Syndrome** 345.4
Jacksonian Epilepsy** 345.5
Migraine(s)+ 346.x
Migraine, Classical+ 346.0
Cluster Headaches 346.2
Compression of Brain 348.4
Tic Doloroux+ 350.1
Bell’s palsy 351.0
Thoracic Outlet Synd 353.0
Phantom Limb Synd++ 353.6
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 354.0
Mononeuritis lower limb 355
Charcot-Marie-Tooth 356.1
Neuropathy+ 357
Muscular dystrophies 359
Coat’s Syndrome++ 362.12
Macular Degeneration** 362.5
Glaucoma 365.23
Dyslexic Amblyopia** 368.0
Color Blindness* 368.55
Conjuctivitis 372.9
Drusen of Optic Nerve 377.21
Optic neuritis 377.30
Strabismus & other binoc 378
Nystagmus, Congenital 379.5
Meniere’s Disease 386.00
Tinnitus 388.30
Hypertension+ 401.1
Ischemic Heart Disease 411.X
Angina pectoris 413
Arteriosclerotic Heart Dis 414.X
Cardiac conduction disord 426.X
Paroxysmal Atrial Tach** 427.0
Congestive Heart Failure 428.0
Post Cardiotomy Syndrom 429.4
Raynaud’s Disease 443.0
Thromboangiitis Obliteran 443.1
Polyarteritis Nodosa 446.0
Acute Sinusitis 461.9
Chronic Sinusitis 473.9
Chronic Obst Pulmo Dis 491.90
Emphysema 492.8
Asthma, unspecified 493.9
Pneumothorax, Spontaneo 512.8
Pulmonary Fibrosis 516.3
Cystic Fibrosis 518.89
Dentofacial anomaly pain 524.
T.M.J Sydrome 524.60
GastroEsophgeal Rflx Dis 530.81
Acute Gastritis 535.0
Gastritis+ 535.5
Peptic Ulcer/Dyspepsia 536.8
Colitis, Ulcerative 536.9
Pylorospasm Reflux 537.81
Regional Enteri & Crohns 555.9
Colitis+ 558.9
Colon diverticulitis 562.1
Constipation 564.0
Irritable Bowel Synd. 564.1
Dumping SydroPost Sur 564.2
Peritoneal pain 568
Hepatitis-non-viral 571.4
Pancreatitis 577.1
Celiac disease 579.0
Nephritis/nephropathy 583.81
Ureter spasm calculus 592
Urethritis/Cystitis 595.3
Prostatitis 600.0
Epididymitis** 604.xx
Pelvic pain 607.9
Testicular torsion 608.2
Pelvic Inflammatory Dis 614
Endometriosis** 617.9
Premenstrual Syndrome+ 625.3
Pain, Vaginal/Pelvic 625.9
Menopausal syndrome 627.2
Sturge-Weber Disease 759.6
Eczema 692.9
Pemphigus 694.4
Epidermolysis Bullosa 694.9
Erythma Multiforma 695.1
Rosacea 695.3
Psoriatic Arthritis 696.0
Psoriasis 696.1
Pruritus, pruritic+ 698.9
Neurodermatitis 698.3
Atrophy Blanche 701.3
Alopecia 709.x
Lupus 710.0
Scleroderma 710.1
Sjogren’s Disease ++ 710.2
Dermatomyositis 710.3
Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syn. 710.5
Arthritis, Rheumatoid+ 714.0
Felty’s Syndrome 714.1
Arthritis, Degenerative 715.0
Arthritis, post traumatic+ 716.1
Arthropathy, Degenerat+ 716.9
Patellar chondromalacia 717.7
Ankylosis 718.5
Multiple joints pain 719.49
Intervertebral Disk Diseas 722.x
L-S disk dis sciatic N irrit 722.1
IVDD Cerv w Myelopathy 722.71
Cervical Disk Disease 722.91
Cervicobrachial Syndrome 723.3
Lumbosacral Back Diseas 724.x
Spinal Stenosis 724.02
Lower Back Pain 724.5
Peripheral enthesopathies 726
Tenosynovitis 727.x
Dupuytens Contracture 728.6
Muscle Spasm 728.85
Fibromyagia/Fibrositis 729.1
Weber-Christian Dis++ 729.30
Legg Calve Perthe Dis++ 732.1
Osgood-Schlatter 732.4
Osteoporosis 733.0
Tietze’s Syndrome733.6
Melorheostosis 733.99
Spondylolisthesis** 738.4
Cerebral Aneurism 747.81
Polycystic Kidney 753.1x
Scoliosis 754.2
Club foot 754.70
Spina Bifida Occulta 756.17
Osteogenesis imperfecta 756.51
Ehlers Danlos Syndrom 756.83
Nail patella syndrome 756.89
Peutz-Jehgers Syndrme** 756.9
Mastocytosis 757.33
Darier’s Disease 757.39
Marfan syndrome 759.82
Sturge-Weber Eye Syn** 759.6
Nater’s Syndrome++ 759.89
Insomnia+ 780.52
Sleep Apnea Unspecified 780.57
Chronic Fatigue Synd 780.7
Tremor/Invol Movements 781.0
Myofacial Pain Syndrme** 782.0
Anorexia+ 783.0
Bulemia 783.6
Hyperventilation 786.01
Cough+ 786.2
Hiccough+ 786.8
Vomiting 787.01
Nausea+ 787.02
Diarrhea 787.91
Pain, Ureter 788.0
Cachexia 799.4
Vertebral disloc unspec 839.4
Whiplash 847.0
Back Sprain 847.9
Shoulder Injury Unspec 959.2
Fore Arm/Elbow/Wrist 959.3
Hand except finger 959.4
Finger 959.5
Hip 959.6
Knee, ankle & foot injury 959.7
Motion Sickness 994.6
Anaphylactic or Reaction 995.0
Renal Transplant ++ 996.81
“ Trachoria Growths”***

+ Represents citations from pre-1937 medical literature
++ Jeffrey Hergenrather, M.D.
* Eugene Schoenfeld, M.D.
** Dale Gieringer, PhD CA NORML Hotline
*** Robert Wilson, Hayward Hempery. Uncodeable and thought to be a specious disease submitted by an undercover agent who presented a false physician’s note.
**** Barry R. McCaffrey
12-30-96 Press Conference
(quote from John Stuart Mill 1867)

 

 

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