DX for Verrucous Keratosis

dmaec

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I use the 702.19 - it's more specific as to "keratosis" - other / NOS - (and we do know it's a keratosis, verrucous keratosis) as opposed to "other specified dermatoses"...
{that's my opinion on the posted matter}
 

mbort

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702.19 reads "Other seborrheic keratosis".

Unless the documentation states the verruca is caused /related to the seborrhea, I would go with 702.8 "other specified dermatosis".
 

dmaec

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verrucous keratosis IS a form of seborrheic keratosis - hence "other/NOS" of seborrheic keratosis.
"Some seborrheic keratoses have a verrucous architecture that can produce a clinical and histologic appearance similar to an aging viral wart."
{but again, just my opinion and based on my experience in coding verrucous keratosis}
 
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