AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Lipodermatosclerosis

A man with a history of diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease, and on prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis, was admitted to the hospital with dermatitis. Dermatology was consulted and they believed this to be lipodermatosclerosis and lichen simplex chronicus and there may also be a superimposed possible impetiginous infection. The final diagnoses are documented as lipodermatosclerosis and lichen simplex chronicus. What is the correct code assignment for lipodermatosclerosis? ...

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