"Xerosis" References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries

References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries applicable to the clinical term "xerosis"

  • Xerosis
    • conjunctiva - H11.14 Conjunctival xerosis, unspecified
      • vitamin A deficiency - E50.0 Vitamin A deficiency with conjunctival xerosis
      • with Bitot's spots - See Also: Pigmentation, conjunctiva;
        • vitamin A deficiency - E50.1 Vitamin A deficiency with Bitot's spot and conjunctival xerosis
    • cornea - H18.89 Other specified disorders of cornea
      • vitamin A deficiency - E50.2 Vitamin A deficiency with corneal xerosis
      • with ulceration - See: Ulcer, cornea;
        • vitamin A deficiency - E50.3 Vitamin A deficiency with corneal ulceration and xerosis
    • cutis (dry skin) - L85.3 Xerosis cutis
    • skin - L85.3 Xerosis cutis

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

Conjunctiva: The mucous membrane that covers the posterior surface of the eyelids and the anterior pericorneal surface of the eyeball.

Cornea: The transparent anterior portion of the fibrous coat of the eye consisting of five layers: stratified squamous CORNEAL EPITHELIUM; BOWMAN MEMBRANE; CORNEAL STROMA; DESCEMET MEMBRANE; and mesenchymal CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM. It serves as the first refracting medium of the eye. It is structurally continuous with the SCLERA, avascular, receiving its nourishment by permeation through spaces between the lamellae, and is innervated by the ophthalmic division of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE via the ciliary nerves and those of the surrounding conjunctiva which together form plexuses. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)

Skin: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.