ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 529.1

Geographic tongue

Diagnosis Code 529.1

ICD-9: 529.1
Short Description: Geographic tongue
Long Description: Geographic tongue
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 529.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of oral cavity, salivary glands, and jaws (520-529)
      • 529 Diseases and other conditions of the tongue

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • K14.1 - Geographic tongue

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 529.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Erythema, erythematous (generalized) 695.9
      • migrans 529.1
        • chronicum 088.81
    • Geographic tongue 529.1
    • Glossitis 529.0
      • areata exfoliativa 529.1
      • benign migratory 529.1
    • Lingua
      • geographical 529.1
    • Rash 782.1
      • wandering tongue 529.1

Information for Patients

Tongue Disorders

Your tongue helps you taste, swallow, and chew. You also use it to speak. Your tongue is made up of many muscles. The upper surface contains your taste buds.

Problems with the tongue include

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Changes in color or texture
  • Abnormal movement or difficulty moving the tongue
  • Taste problems

These problems can have many different causes. Treatment depends on the underlying problem.

  • Geographic tongue
  • Glossitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Macroglossia
  • Tongue biopsy
  • Tongue problems
  • Tongue tie

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