Pruritus (L29)

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Clinical Information

Pruritus - An intense itching sensation that produces the urge to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.

Pruritus Ani - Intense chronic itching in the anal area.

Pruritus Vulvae - Intense itching of the external female genitals.

Instructional Notations

Type 1 Excludes

A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

  • neurotic excoriation L98.1
  • psychogenic pruritus F45.8