ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V72.7

Skin/sensitization tests

Diagnosis Code V72.7

ICD-9: V72.7
Short Description: Skin/sensitization tests
Long Description: Diagnostic skin and sensitization tests
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V72.7

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V72 Special investigations and examinations

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Allergy testing done
  • Delayed hypersensitivity skin test for histoplasmin done
  • Delayed hypersensitivity skin test for histoplasmin negative
  • Heaf test done
  • Hypersensitivity skin test done
  • Susceptibility skin test done

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Hypersensitivity

An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Food
  • Insect stings
  • Medicines

Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm. Genes and the environment probably both play a role.

Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. Doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies. Treatments include medicines, allergy shots, and avoiding the substances that cause the reactions.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Allergic reactions
  • Allergic rhinitis - self-care
  • Allergies
  • Allergies, asthma, and dust
  • Allergies, asthma, and molds
  • Allergies, asthma, and pollen
  • Allergy shots
  • Allergy testing - skin
  • Angioedema
  • Antihistamines for allergies
  • Saline nasal washes
  • Stuffy or runny nose - adult
  • Stuffy or runny nose - children

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Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Acrodermatitis
  • Cradle cap
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cutaneous skin tags
  • Dry skin
  • Dry skin -- self-care
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Erythema toxicum
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Ichthyosis vulgaris
  • Intertrigo
  • Ischemic ulcers -- self-care
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Lichen planus
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Milia
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Pityriasis rubra pilaris
  • Pyogenic granuloma
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Skin and hair changes during pregnancy
  • Skin flaps and grafts -- self-care
  • Skin graft
  • Skin lesion biopsy
  • Skin self-exam
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers
  • Striae
  • Vesicles
  • Xanthoma
  • Xeroderma pigmentosa

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