2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 701.0
- A chronic disorder, possibly autoimmune, marked by excessive production of collagen which results in hardening and thickening of body tissues. Localized scleroderma typically affects the skin, with formation of patches or lines of thick and unyielding tissue; there can be muscle and underlying tissue involvement as well as occasional joint complications. The affected areas of skin can be restrictive and disfiguring. The shape, depth and location of the affected area is used to classify one of the four types of local scleroderma. An individual can have a combination of localized scleroderma types.
- ICD-9-CM 701.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Convert 701.0 to ICD-10-CM
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 701.0: