ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T24.319A

Burn of third degree of unspecified thigh, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code T24.319A

ICD-10: T24.319A
Short Description: Burn of third degree of unspecified thigh, initial encounter
Long Description: Burn of third degree of unspecified thigh, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T24.319A

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
      • Burn and corrosion of lower limb, except ankle and foot (T24)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Burn of thigh
  • Deep full thickness burn of the thigh without loss of body part
  • Deep full thickness burn of the thigh, with loss of body part
  • Deep third degree burn of thigh
  • Third degree burn of thigh

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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