Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 695.81
Ritter's disease
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 695.81 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 695.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A blistering skin disorder caused by exfoliative toxins produced by staphylococcus aureus infection. The toxins cause the formation of bullae and diffuse skin desquamation. The lesions may be localized or generalized, far away from the initial site of infection.
  • A disease of infants due to group 2 phage type 17 staphylococci that produce an epidermolytic exotoxin. Superficial fine vesicles and bullae form and rupture easily, resulting in loss of large sheets of epidermis.
Applies To
  • Dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum
  • (Staphylococcal) Scalded skin syndrome
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify percentage of skin exfoliation (695.50-695.59)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 695.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L00 Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 695.81:
  • Dermatitis (allergic) (contact) (occupational) (venenata) 692.9
    • erysipelatosa 695.81
    • exfoliativa, exfoliative 695.89
      • generalized 695.89
      • infantum 695.81
      • neonatorum 695.81
    • Ritter's (exfoliativa) 695.81
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Ritter's 695.81
  • Ritter's disease (dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum) 695.81
  • Scald, scalded - see also Burn, by site
    • skin syndrome 695.81
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • scalded skin 695.81
    • staphylococcal scalded skin 695.81
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