ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T20.29XA

Burn of 2nd deg mul sites of head, face, and neck, init

Diagnosis Code T20.29XA

ICD-10: T20.29XA
Short Description: Burn of 2nd deg mul sites of head, face, and neck, init
Long Description: Burn of second degree of multiple sites of head, face, and neck, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T20.29XA

Valid for Submission
The code T20.29XA 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

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Synonyms
  • Burn of multiple sites of face without involvement of eye proper
  • Burn of multiple sites of head without involvement of eye proper
  • Burn of multiple sites of head without involvement of eye proper
  • Burn of multiple sites of neck
  • Partial thickness burn of multiple sites of face without involvement of eye proper
  • Partial thickness burn of multiple sites of face, head and/or neck without involvement of eye proper
  • Partial thickness burn of multiple sites of face, head or neck
  • Partial thickness burn of multiple sites of head without involvement of eye proper
  • Partial thickness burn of multiple sites of neck
  • Second degree burn of neck

Information for Patients


Burns

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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