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    A patient was seen for a tattoo that got infected. The doctor has cellulitis, infected tattoo and allergic reaction to the dye as the dx. What do I do with this? Do I need to do a date of injury? Do I need to code it as a chemical reaction to a dye? I was thinking to just code it with the dx of cellulitis. Help please.

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    Apr 2007
    Loma Linda,CA


    I'm not 100% sure but I would probably use
    Cellulitis site of tattoo 682.*, Allergic reaction NOS 995.3 and tattoo 709.09.

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