ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T20.20XD

Burn second degree of head, face, and neck, unsp site, subs

Diagnosis Code T20.20XD

ICD-10: T20.20XD
Short Description: Burn second degree of head, face, and neck, unsp site, subs
Long Description: Burn of second degree of head, face, and neck, unspecified site, subsequent encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T20.20XD

Valid for Submission
The code T20.20XD is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
      • Burn and corrosion of head, face, and neck (T20)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T20.20XD is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code T20.20XD is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Burn of eye region with burn of head and/or neck
  • Burn of eye region with partial thickness burn of face
  • Burn of eye region with partial thickness burn of head and/or neck
  • Burn of face AND/OR head
  • Partial thickness burn of face, head or neck
  • Second degree burn of circumoral region
  • Second degree burn of face
  • Second degree burn of face AND/OR head
  • Second degree burn of face, head AND/OR neck
  • Second degree burn of head

Information for Patients


A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock, and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Burns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chemical burn or reaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Minor burns - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin graft (Medical Encyclopedia)

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