Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 698.9
Unspecified pruritic disorder
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Pruritic disorder NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 698.9 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 698.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Itching of skin
  • Papular dermatitis of pregnancy (disorder)
  • Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy
  • Pruritus
  • Pruritus (itching)
  • Pruritus gravidarum
  • Pruritus gravidarum (abnormal gallbladder function in pregnancy)
  • Pruritus of pregnancy
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by an intense itching sensation.
  • An intense itching sensation that produces the urge to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.
  • An intense itching sensation.
  • Intense itching sensation that produces the urge to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.
  • Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It's a symptom of many health conditions. Common causes are
    • allergic reactions
    • eczema
    • dry skin
    • insect bites and stings
    • irritating chemicals
    • parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
    • pregnancy
    • rashes
    • reactions to medicines
    to soothe itchy skin, you can try cold compresses, lotions and lukewarm baths. Avoid scratching, wearing irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not serious. However, if you itch all over, have hives that keep coming back or have itching without an apparent cause, you might require medical attention.
  • Itching. Severe itching may be a side effect of some cancer treatments and a symptom of some types of cancers.
Applies To
  • Itch NOS
  • Pruritus NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 698.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L29.9 Pruritus, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 698.9:
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