Q81 - Epidermolysis bullosa
|Short Description:||Epidermolysis bullosa|
|Long Description:||Epidermolysis bullosa|
|Status:||Not Valid for Submission|
Q81 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of epidermolysis bullosa. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
- Epidermolysis Bullosa-. group of genetically determined disorders characterized by the blistering of skin and mucosae. there are four major forms: acquired, simple, junctional, and dystrophic. each of the latter three has several varieties.
- Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita-. form of epidermolysis bullosa characterized by trauma-induced, subepidermal blistering with no family history of the disease. direct immunofluorescence shows immunoglobulin g deposited at the dermo-epidermal junction.
- Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica-. form of epidermolysis bullosa characterized by atrophy of blistered areas, severe scarring, and nail changes. it is most often present at birth or in early infancy and occurs in both autosomal dominant and recessive forms. all forms of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa result from mutations in collagen type vii, a major component fibrils of basement membrane and epidermis.
- Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex-. a form of epidermolysis bullosa characterized by serous bullae that heal without scarring. mutations in the genes that encode keratin-5 and keratin-14 have been associated with several subtypes of epidermolysis bullosa simplex.
- Epidermolysis Bullosa, Junctional-. form of epidermolysis bullosa having onset at birth or during the neonatal period and transmitted through autosomal recessive inheritance. it is characterized by generalized blister formation, extensive denudation, and separation and cleavage of the basal cell plasma membranes from the basement membrane.
Specific Coding for Epidermolysis bullosa
Non-specific codes like Q81 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for epidermolysis bullosa:
- BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.0 for Epidermolysis bullosa simplex
- BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.1 for Epidermolysis bullosa letalis
- BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.2 for Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica
- BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.8 for Other epidermolysis bullosa
- BILLABLE CODE - Use Q81.9 for Epidermolysis bullosa, unspecified
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
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Epidermolysis BullosaEpidermolysis bullosa is a group of rare diseases that cause fragile skin that leads to blistering and tearing.
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