ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 694.61

Ocular pemphigus

Diagnosis Code 694.61

ICD-9: 694.61
Short Description: Ocular pemphigus
Long Description: Benign mucous membrane pemphigoid with ocular involvement
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 694.61

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Other inflammatory conditions of skin and subcutaneous tissue (690-698)
      • 694 Bullous dermatoses

Information for Medical Professionals

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Information for Patients


Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder. If you have it, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your skin and mouth, causing blisters and sores. No one knows the cause. Pemphigus does not spread from person to person. It does not appear to be inherited. But some people's genes put them more at risk for pemphigus.

Pemphigoid is also an autoimmune skin disease. It leads to deep blisters that do not break easily. Pemphigoid is most common in older adults and may be fatal for older, sick patients.

Doctors diagnose pemphigus with a physical exam, a biopsy, and blood tests. The treatment of pemphigus and pemphigoid is the same: one or more medicines to control symptoms. These may include

  • Steroids, which reduce inflammation
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system response
  • Antibiotics to treat associated infections

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus vulgaris

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