Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 696.4
Pityriasis rubra pilaris
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 696.4 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 696.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A chronic skin disease characterized by small follicular papules, disseminated reddish-brown scaly patches, and often, palmoplantar hyperkeratosis. The papules are about the size of a pin and topped by a horny plug.
  • A rare cutaneous disorder of unknown etiology characterized by the presence of reddish-orange scaly plaques, palmoplantar keratoderma, keratotic follicular papules, and confluent erythematous areas with areas of normal skin between the lesions.
696.4 Excludes
  • pityriasis rubra (Hebra) (695.89)
Applies To
  • Devergie's disease
  • Lichen ruber acuminatus
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 696.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L44.0 Pityriasis rubra pilaris
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 696.4:
  • Devergie's disease (pityriasis rubra pilaris) 696.4
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Devergie's (pityriasis rubra pilaris) 696.4
    • Hebra's
      • dermatitis exfoliativa 695.89
      • erythema multiforme exudativum 695.19
      • pityriasis
      • prurigo 698.2
    • Tarral-Besnier (pityriasis rubra pilaris) 696.4
  • Hebra's disease
  • Kaposi's
    • disease 757.33
      • lichen ruber 696.4
        • acuminatus 696.4
        • moniliformis 697.8
  • Lichen 697.9
  • Pityriasis 696.5
    • rubra (Hebra) 695.89
      • pilaris 696.4
  • Tarral-Besnier disease (pityriasis rubra pilaris) 696.4
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