ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T20.00XA

Burn of unsp degree of head, face, and neck, unsp site, init

Diagnosis Code T20.00XA

ICD-10: T20.00XA
Short Description: Burn of unsp degree of head, face, and neck, unsp site, init
Long Description: Burn of unspecified degree of head, face, and neck, unspecified site, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T20.00XA

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The code T20.00XA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
      • Burn and corrosion of head, face, and neck (T20)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of face with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of face without infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of head and/or neck
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of head and/or neck without infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of head and/or neck without infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of head, infected
  • Burn erythema of preauricular region of face
  • Burn of eye region with burn of face
  • Burn of eye region with burn of head and/or neck
  • Burn of face
  • Burn of face AND/OR head
  • Burn of head AND/OR neck
  • Burn of preauricular region of face
  • Friction burn of face
  • Head burn
  • Scald of face

Information for Patients


Burns

A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock, and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Burns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chemical burn or reaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Minor burns - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin graft (Medical Encyclopedia)


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