ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L50

Urticaria

Diagnosis Code L50

ICD-10: L50
Short Description: Urticaria
Long Description: Urticaria
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L50

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The code L50 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Urticaria and erythema (L49-L54)
      • Urticaria (L50)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Hives

Also called: Urticaria

Hives are red and sometimes itchy bumps on your skin. An allergic reaction to a drug or food usually causes them. Allergic reactions cause your body to release chemicals that can make your skin swell up in hives. People who have other allergies are more likely to get hives than other people. Other causes include infections and stress.

Hives are very common. They usually go away on their own, but if you have a serious case, you might need medicine or a shot. In rare cases, hives can cause a dangerous swelling in your airways, making it hard to breathe - which is a medical emergency.

  • Angioedema (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hives (Medical Encyclopedia)


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