Diagnosis Code L95
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code L95 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- angioma serpiginosum (L81.7)
- Henoch(-Schönlein) purpura (D69.0)
- hypersensitivity angiitis (M31.0)
- lupus panniculitis (L93.2)
- panniculitis NOS (M79.3)
- panniculitis of NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.k and back (M54.0-)
- polyarteritis nodosa (M30.0)
- relapsing panniculitis (M35.6)
- rheumatoid vasculitis (M05.2)
- serum sickness (T80.6-)
- urticaria (L50.-)
- Wegener's granulomatosis (M31.3-)
Information for Patients
Also called: Angiitis
Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels. It happens when the body's immune system attacks the blood vessel by mistake. It can happen because of an infection, a medicine, or another disease. The cause is often unknown.
Vasculitis can affect arteries, veins and capillaries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body's organs. Veins are the vessels that carry blood back to the heart. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that connect the small arteries and veins.
When a blood vessel becomes inflamed, it can
- Narrow, making it more difficult for blood to get through
- Close off completely so that blood can't get through
- Stretch and weaken so much that it bulges. The bulge is called an aneurysm. If it bursts, it can cause dangerous bleeding inside the body.
Symptoms of vasculitis can vary, but usually include fever, swelling and a general sense of feeling ill. The main goal of treatment is to stop the inflammation. Steroids and other medicines to stop inflammation are often helpful.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Allergic vasculitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Aortic angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cerebral angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Henoch-Schonlein purpura (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Necrotizing vasculitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Polyarteritis nodosa (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Takayasu arteritis (Medical Encyclopedia)