ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 708.1

Idiopathic urticaria

Diagnosis Code 708.1

ICD-9: 708.1
Short Description: Idiopathic urticaria
Long Description: Idiopathic urticaria
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 708.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Other diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue (700-709)
      • 708 Urticaria

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Also called: Urticaria

Hives are red and sometimes itchy bumps on your skin. An allergic reaction to a drug or food usually causes them. Allergic reactions cause your body to release chemicals that can make your skin swell up in hives. People who have other allergies are more likely to get hives than other people. Other causes include infections and stress.

Hives are very common. They usually go away on their own, but if you have a serious case, you might need medicine or a shot. In rare cases, hives can cause a dangerous swelling in your airways, making it hard to breathe - which is a medical emergency.

  • Angioedema
  • Hives

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