ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T23.199A

Burn of first deg mult sites of unsp wrist and hand, init

Diagnosis Code T23.199A

ICD-10: T23.199A
Short Description: Burn of first deg mult sites of unsp wrist and hand, init
Long Description: Burn of first degree of multiple sites of unspecified wrist and hand, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T23.199A

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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 wrist and hand (T23)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Burn erythema of multiple sites of upper limb
  • Burn erythema of multiple sites of wrist AND/OR hand
  • Burn erythema of wrist
  • Burn of multiple sites of hand
  • Burn of multiple sites of wrist
  • Epidermal burn of multiple sites of hand
  • Epidermal burn of multiple sites of wrist
  • First degree burn of multiple sites of wrist or hand
  • Superficial burn of wrist and hand

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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