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    Gerota's fascia necrosis without involvement of an atrophic right kidney and spesis. Await cultures from urine; His blood cultures are growing gram-negative rods so far.

    So I just need help with the first part; GEROTA FASCIA NECROSIS?? In other words the tissue around the kidney is dead, is there a code for that?

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    High Point, NC
    How about 728.86 - necrotizing fasciitis?? It's not specific to location.
    Cindy Gallimore, CPC, CENTC

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    OH! Yeah that's perfect! Thank you!

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