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Over use of topical steroids ??

  1. #1
    Salt Lake North
    Default Over use of topical steroids ??
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    Patient has a dermal condition for which topical steroids are prescribed. Patient over-uses the topical steroid and now has atrophy of the skin. I'm trying to decide how to code this. I'm thinking that it should be listed as a poisoning but would like "A second opinion". Thanks.

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    yes, i would also code it as a posioning...976.0 as well as the skin atrophy 701.9

  3. #3
    Salt Lake North
    Thanks for the 2nd opinion !

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