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What is the correct code assignment for angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia? Would code 288.3, Eosinophilia, be appropriate?
Assign code 228.01, Hemangioma, any site, Of skin and subcutaneous tissue, for angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia. Code 288.3 is not appropriate since eosinophilia is the formation and accumulation of high concentrations of eosinophils in the blood. It is a systemic finding seen on examination of the blood (e.g., complete blood count). In angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia, the skin lesions have localized eosinophilic infiltrates.
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia is also known as epithelioid or histiocytoid hemangioma and appears to be a nonmalignant, locally proliferating lesion composed of channels of small blood vessels surrounded by lymphocytes and eosinophils. Although the condition has some similarity to Kimura disease, it is regarded as a separate entity. In angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia the lesions are superficial; whereas Kimura disease involves deeper tissues.
Ask the Editor: Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia. AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM. 2010; Volume 27 Issue 3