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    Patient has gout and come to ED with hand/leg etc.,pain and final diagnois is gout. Should I code gout unspec., or Acute gout? same scenerio with sickle cell also. Is it sickle cell disease or sickle cell with crisis.

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    I would need to see the ED report to make a judgement call on this. Please send the note.
    Thanks
    Amy Pritchett,
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