Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 729.4
Fasciitis, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Fasciitis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 729.4 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 729.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Fasciitis
Clinical Information
  • An inflammation of the fibrous tissue called fascia
  • Inflammation of fascia.
  • Inflammation of the fascia. There are three major types: 1, eosinophilic fasciitis, an inflammatory reaction with eosinophilia, producing hard thickened skin with an orange-peel configuration suggestive of scleroderma and considered by some a variant of scleroderma; 2, necrotizing fasciitis (fasciitis, necrotizing), a serious fulminating infection (usually by a beta hemolytic streptococcus) causing extensive necrosis of superficial fascia; 3, nodular/pseudosarcomatous /proliferative fasciitis, characterized by a rapid growth of fibroblasts with mononuclear inflammatory cells and proliferating capillaries in soft tissue, often the forearm; it is not malignant but is sometimes mistaken for fibrosarcoma.
  • Inflammation process in fascia.
729.4 Excludes
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 729.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M72.9 Fibroblastic disorder, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 729.4:
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