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Dermatophytic Folliculitis

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    Any ICD-9 code suggestions for Dermatophytic Folliculitis. What about 111.9?


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    Did you try to go through the codes by way of the Folliculitis end? I keep coming up with 704.X codes.

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    There is not a subterm under folliculitis for the dermatophytic. My med dictionary says that a dermatophyte is a fungal parasite of the skin (which would includes the hair and nails I'd think).

    The 111.9 is Dermatomycosis, other and unspecified, in the ICD-9. A dermatomycosis is a fungal skin infection.

    So the 111.9 seems more descriptive since it is a fungus, but I was hoping someone else had maybe had this dx before or might have an idea on the best code.


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    Then it sounds like the 111.9 is probably the way to go, unless anyone else has any input?

  5. Lightbulb
    wat abt 110.8

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