2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 729.4
- 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.
- 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.
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts approximately to:
- 2014 ICD-10-CM M72.9 Fibroblastic disorder, unspecified