Infected tongue piercing

lfuller

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Any suggestions for diagnosis code of an infected tongue piercing? Is it
post op surgical? It wasn't traumatic to start with ! Thanks!
 

ashack63

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tongue piercing

Wound open tongue, complicated. Unless your provider pierced the tongue, it is not post op to them, however it could be considered a DX code of post op complication as secondary DX
Hope this helps
 
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