Valid for Submission
E70.30 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of albinism, unspecified. The code E70.30 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code E70.30 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like albinism, albinism with deafness syndrome, microcephalus with albinism and digital anomaly syndrome or partial albinism.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like E70.30 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code E70.30 are found in the index:
- - Albinism, albino - E70.30
- - Albinismus - E70.30
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Albinism with deafness syndrome
- Microcephalus with albinism and digital anomaly syndrome
- Partial albinism
- ALBINISM-. general term for a number of inherited defects of amino acid metabolism in which there is a deficiency or absence of pigment in the eyes skin or hair.
- ALBINISM OCULOCUTANEOUS-. heterogeneous group of autosomal recessive disorders comprising at least four recognized types all having in common varying degrees of hypopigmentation of the skin hair and eyes. the two most common are the tyrosinase positive and tyrosinase negative types.
- PIEBALDISM-. autosomal dominant congenital disorder characterized by localized hypomelanosis of the skin and hair. the most familiar feature is a white forelock presenting in 80 to 90 percent of the patients. the underlying defect is possibly related to the differentiation and migration of melanoblasts as well as to defective development of the neural crest neurocristopathy. piebaldism may be closely related to waardenburg syndrome.
- ALBINISM OCULAR-. albinism affecting the eye in which pigment of the hair and skin is normal or only slightly diluted. the classic type is x linked nettleship falls but an autosomal recessive form also exists. ocular abnormalities may include reduced pigmentation of the iris nystagmus photophobia strabismus and decreased visual acuity.
Convert E70.30 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code E70.30 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Skin Pigmentation Disorders
Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.
If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison's disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting a person's skin. A person with albinism may have no color, lighter than normal skin color, or patchy missing skin color. Infections, blisters and burns can also cause lighter skin.
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