Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 379.09
Other scleritis
  • Short description: SCLERITIS NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 379.09 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 379.09 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2007 version of ICD-9-CM 379.09.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 379.09: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat necrotizing scleritis
  • Bilat scleral abscess
  • Bilateral necrotizing scleritis
  • Bilateral scleral abscess
  • Deep scleritis
  • Infective scleritis
  • L necrotizing scleritis
  • L scleral abscess
  • Left necrotizing scleritis
  • Left scleral abscess
  • Necrotizing scleritis
  • Necrotizing scleritis, both eyes
  • Nodular scleritis
  • Non-pyogenic granulomatous scleritis
  • Pyogenic metastatic scleritis
  • R necrotizing scleritis
  • R scleral abscess
  • Rheumatoid episcleritis
  • Rheumatoid scleritis
  • Right necrotizing scleritis
  • Right scleral abscess
  • Scleral abscess
  • Scleral abscess, both eyes
  • Simple episcleritis
  • Superficial scleritis
  • Tuberculous episcleritis
Applies To
  • Scleral abscess
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 379.09 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM H15.099 Other scleritis, unspecified eye
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 379.09:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • sclera 379.09
  • Episcleritis 379.00
    • specified NEC 379.09
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.3 [379.09]
  • Gout, gouty 274.9
  • Scleritis 379.00
    • granulomatous 379.09
    • specified NEC 379.09
    • suppurative 379.09
    • tuberculous (nodular) (see also Tuberculosis) 017.3 [379.09]
  • Sclerokeratitis 379.05
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.3 [379.09]
  • Sclerotitis (see also Scleritis) 379.00
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.3 [379.09]
  • Tuberculosis, tubercular, tuberculous (calcification) (calcified) (caseous) (chromogenic acid-fast bacilli) (congenital) (degeneration) (disease) (fibrocaseous) (fistula) (gangrene) (interstitial) (isolated circumscribed lesions) (necrosis) (parenchymatous) (ulcerative) 011.9
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • sclera 379.09
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