ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L50.9

Urticaria, unspecified

Diagnosis Code L50.9

ICD-10: L50.9
Short Description: Urticaria, unspecified
Long Description: Urticaria, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L50.9

Valid for Submission
The code L50.9 is 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

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L50.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Acute urticaria
  • Injection site edema
  • Injection site urticaria
  • Urticaria
  • Weal

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
  • Hives


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