Diagnosis Code T30.4
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 949.0 - Burn NOS (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.
- Acid burn of skin
- Alkali burn of skin
- Artefactual skin disease
- Caustic burn of skin
- Cement burn of skin
- Chemical burn
- Chemical injury of peripheral nerve
- Corrosion of multiple regions, no more than first-degree corrosions mentioned
- Corrosions of multiple regions, at least one corrosion of third degree mentioned
- Corrosions of multiple regions, no more than second-degree corrosions mentioned
- Dithranol burn
- Factitious skin disease
- Injury of unknown intent by local effect of caustic substance
- Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted, by caustic substances, excluding poisoning
- Phosphorus burn of skin
- Self-inflicted caustic burn
- Sequelae of burn and corrosion classifiable only according to extent of body surface involved
- Sequelae of burns, corrosions and frostbite
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T30.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- This code is not for inpatient use. Code to specified site and degree of corrosion
- Corrosion NOS
- Multiple corrosion NOS
Information for Patients
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
- Chemical burn or reaction
- Minor burns - aftercare
- Skin graft