Diagnosis Code L94.0
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code L94.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
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- 701.0 - Circumscribe scleroderma (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Disabling pansclerotic morphea of children
- Generalized morphea
- Guttate morphea
- Localized morphea
- Plaque morphea
- Subcutaneous morphea
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L94.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
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- Circumscribed scleroderma
Information for Patients
Also called: Circumscribed scleroderma, Dermatosclerosis, Morphea, Systemic sclerosis
Scleroderma means hard skin. It is a group of diseases that cause abnormal growth of connective tissue. Connective tissue is the material inside your body that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong. In scleroderma, the tissue gets hard or thick. It can cause swelling or pain in your muscles and joints.
Symptoms of scleroderma include
- Calcium deposits in connective tissues
- Raynaud's phenomenon, a narrowing of blood vessels in the hands or feet
- Swelling of the esophagus, the tube between your throat and stomach
- Thick, tight skin on your fingers
- Red spots on your hands and face
No one knows what causes scleroderma. It is more common in women. It can be mild or severe. Doctors diagnose scleroderma using your medical history, a physical exam, lab tests, and a skin biopsy. There is no cure, but various treatments can control symptoms and complications.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Collagen vascular disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Scleroderma (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Swallowing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)