ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 705.21

Primary focal hyprhidros

Diagnosis Code 705.21

ICD-9: 705.21
Short Description: Primary focal hyprhidros
Long Description: Primary focal hyperhidrosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 705.21

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Other diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue (700-709)
      • 705 Disorders of sweat glands

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 705.21 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Hyperhidrosis, hyperidrosis 705.21
      • axilla 705.21
      • face 705.21
      • focal (localized) 705.21
        • primary 705.21
          • axilla 705.21
          • face 705.21
          • palms 705.21
          • soles 705.21
        • secondary 705.22
          • axilla 705.22
          • face 705.22
          • palms 705.22
          • soles 705.22
      • generalized 780.8
      • palms 705.21
      • psychogenic 306.3
      • secondary 780.8
      • soles 705.21

Information for Patients


Also called: Perspiration

Sweat is a clear, salty liquid produced by glands in your skin. Sweating is how your body cools itself. You sweat mainly under your arms and on your feet and palms. When sweat mixes with bacteria on your skin, it can cause a smell. Bathing regularly and using antiperspirants or deodorants can help control the odor.

Sweating a lot is normal when it is hot or when you exercise, are anxious, or have a fever. It also happens during menopause. If you often sweat too much, it's called hyperhidrosis. Causes include thyroid or nervous system disorders, low blood sugar, or another health problem.

Sweating too little, anhidrosis, can be life-threatening because your body can overheat. Causes of anhidrosis include dehydration, burns, and some skin and nerve disorders.

  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Sweating
  • Sweating - absent

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