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infection of submandibular space

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    Need others opinions for diagnosis of infection of submandibular space.

    Thanks for any help.

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    From what I could find, try using 528.9. This is for an infection within the submaxillary region which is a part of the submandibular space. I couldn't find one for the sublingual region.

    Here's a picture of the area so you can see what I was looking at to get this code....

    John Meyer, CPC
    Heekin Clinic

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    thanks for your help

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    We have used 682.0 and added the type of infection it is if you have that info.

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