Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 728.86
Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 728.86 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 728.86 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Necrotizing fasciitis due to infectious organism with gangrene
  • Necrotizing fasciitis w gangrene due to infectious organism
  • Necrotizing fasciitis with gangrene
Clinical Information
  • A fulminating bacterial infection of the deep layers of the skin and fascia. It can be caused by many different organisms, with streptococcus pyogenes being the most common.
  • Infection of the deep skin and subcutaneous tissues and necrosis of the fascia. It is caused by bacteria including group a streptococcus, staphylococcus aureus and clostridium perfringens. It may develop following trauma and invasive procedures.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 728.86 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M72.6 Necrotizing fasciitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 728.86:
  • Fasciitis 729.4
    • necrotizing 728.86
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