Hyperuricemia and GoutCoding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2009, page 78, contained a misprint. The last sentence of the answer should state, An additional code would not be assigned for the hyperuricemia, since it is an integral part of gout, rather than "a symptom of the gout."
Accidental Overdose of Evadene, Valium and Alcohol
The Q&A published in Coding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2009, on page 112, contained an omission. The first sentence should read: The patient unintentionally drank an excessive amount of vodka after taking her prescribed Evadene and Valium.
Post-traumatic Headache due to Intracranial Injury
Coding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2008, page 108, inadvertently omitted information related to the second question on that page. The first sentence should read: A 23-year-old patient is seen in the physician's office with a diagnosis of post-traumatic headache due to an intracranial head injury sustained during a car accident several months ago.
Burst Fracture with Kyphotic Deformity