ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R20.8

Other disturbances of skin sensation

Diagnosis Code R20.8

ICD-10: R20.8
Short Description: Other disturbances of skin sensation
Long Description: Other disturbances of skin sensation
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R20.8

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Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue (R20-R23)
      • Disturbances of skin sensation (R20)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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Synonyms
  • 10g monofilament sensation absent
  • 10g monofilament sensation L foot abnormal
  • 10g monofilament sensation R foot abnormal
  • Absence of 2-point discrimination
  • Berger's paresthesia
  • Burning sensation
  • Burning sensation of ear
  • Burning sensation of mucous membrane
  • Burning sensation of vagina
  • Burning sensation of vulva
  • Cheiro-oral syndrome
  • Cold extremities
  • Cold feet
  • Cold foot
  • Cold hands
  • Cold sensation absent
  • Complaining of cold extremities
  • Complaining of cold feet
  • Complaining of cold hands
  • Cryalgesia
  • Cryesthesia
  • Distant referral of tactile sensation
  • Dysesthesia
  • Dysesthesia of face
  • Feels cold
  • Feels hot
  • Finding of ear sensations
  • Finding of light touch
  • Finding of light touch
  • Finding of light touch
  • Finding of pin prick discrimination
  • Finding of pin prick discrimination
  • Finding of sensation of vulva
  • Finding of sensation of wound
  • Finding of sensation of wound
  • Graphesthesia absent
  • Graphesthesia impaired
  • Heat sensation absent
  • Hemihypalgesia
  • Hot-cold discrimination absent
  • Hot-cold discrimination reduced
  • Hutchinson's mask
  • Hypoalgesia
  • Impaired vibration sensation
  • Impaired vibration sensation of foot
  • Impaired vibration sense of left foot
  • Impaired vibration sense of right foot
  • Injection site burning
  • Intolerant of heat
  • Irritating sensation along suture line
  • Itching
  • Loss of body image
  • Loss of protective sensation of skin
  • Loss of protective sensation of skin of foot
  • Loss of protective sensation of skin of foot co-occurrent with deformity of foot
  • Normal pin prick discrimination
  • On examination - absence of sensation
  • On examination - absence of sensation
  • On examination - deep sensation
  • On examination - deep sensation absent
  • On examination - hypoesthesia present
  • On examination - hypoesthesia present
  • On examination - hypoesthesia present
  • On examination - loss of touch sensation
  • On examination - pain and sensation
  • On examination - tactile discrimination
  • On examination - tactile discrimination abnormal
  • On examination - tactile sensation
  • On examination - tactile sensation
  • On examination - temperature discrimination absent
  • On examination - vibration sense absent
  • On examination - vibration sense left foot reduced
  • On examination - Vibration sense of left foot abnormal
  • On examination - vibration sense of left foot absent
  • On examination - Vibration sense of right foot abnormal
  • On examination - vibration sense of right foot absent
  • On examination - vibration sense reduced
  • On examination - vibration sense right foot reduced
  • Organic disorder of body schema
  • Pain of skin
  • Pain of skin
  • Pain of skin
  • Paresthesia of mucous membrane
  • Paresthesia of skin
  • Pin prick sensation of foot-abnormal
  • Pin prick sensation of foot-normal
  • Pin prick sensation of left foot abnormal
  • Pin prick sensation of left foot normal
  • Pin prick sensation of right foot abnormal
  • Referred itching
  • Right-left disorientation
  • Sensation of burning of skin
  • Sensation of sutures pulling
  • Sensitive to touch
  • Skin tenderness
  • Skin-ache syndrome
  • Sore skin
  • Synesthesia
  • Tactile discrimination left foot abnormal
  • Tactile discrimination right foot abnormal
  • Temperature sensation reversal
  • Thermal hypesthesia
  • Trunk feels cold
  • Vibration sense absent

Information for Patients


Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Also called: Neuritis, Peripheral neuritis, Peripheral neuropathy

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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