Blisters due to adhesive plasters/dressing

Created Dec 2019

Query

Are blisters due to adhesive plasters/dressing coded as a superficial Injury to site with X58 Exposure to other specified factors? Or L23.1 Allergic contact dermatitis due to adhesives?

 Response

Consult the clinician to obtain a more specific diagnosis eg, allergic dermatitis. 
If no further information can be obtained or is available and the condition meets the criteria in ACS 0002 Additional diagnoses assign R23.8 Other and unspecified skin changes (as per the Alphabetic index, Blisters/multiple, skin, nontraumatic) and Y56.3 Emollients, demulcents and protectants causing adverse effects in therapeutic use.

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