ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T22.019

Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified forearm

Diagnosis Code T22.019

ICD-10: T22.019
Short Description: Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified forearm
Long Description: Burn of unspecified degree of unspecified forearm
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T22.019

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
      • Burn and corrosion of shldr/up lmb, except wrist and hand (T22)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of forearm, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of forearm, without infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of upper limb without infection
  • Burn of forearm

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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