Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 782.1
Rash and other nonspecific skin eruption
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Nonspecif skin erupt NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 782.1 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 782.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acropustulosis of infancy
  • Eruption
  • Eruption of skin
  • Eruption of vulva
  • Exanthem
  • Infantile acropustulosis
  • Rash
  • Vulvar rash
Clinical Information
  • A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. It might be red and itchy, bumpy, scaly, crusty or blistered. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical conditions. Things that can cause a rash include other diseases, irritating substances, allergies and your genetic makeup.contact dermatitis is a common cause of rashes. It causes redness, itching and burning where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy. Some rashes develop immediately. Others form over several days. If you scratch your rash, it might take longer to heal. The treatment for a rash usually depends on its cause. Options include moisturizers, lotions, baths, cortisone creams that relieve swelling, and antihistamines, which relieve itching.
  • Any change in the skin which affects its appearance or texture. A rash may be localised to one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful.
  • Any change in the skin which affects its appearance or texture. A rash may be localized to one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful.
  • Diseases in which skin eruptions or rashes are a prominent manifestation. Classically, six such diseases were described with similar rashes; they were numbered in the order in which they were reported. Only the fourth (duke's disease), fifth (erythema infectiosum), and sixth (exanthema subitum) numeric designations survive as occasional synonyms in current terminology.
782.1 Excludes
  • vesicular eruption (709.8)
Applies To
  • Exanthem
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 782.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R21 Rash and other nonspecific skin eruption
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 782.1:
  • Eruption
    • skin (see also Dermatitis) 782.1
      • creeping (meaning hookworm) 126.9
      • due to
        • chemical(s) NEC 692.4
        • drug - see Dermatitis, due to, drug
        • prophylactic inoculation or vaccination against disease - see Dermatitis, due to, vaccine
        • smallpox vaccination NEC - see Dermatitis, due to, vaccine
      • erysipeloid 027.1
      • feigned 698.4
      • hutchinson, summer 692.72
      • kaposi's, varicelliform 054.0
      • lichenoid, axilla 698.3
      • polymorphous, due to light 692.72
      • toxic NEC 695.0
      • vesicular 709.8
  • Exanthem, exanthema (see also Rash) 782.1
    • epidemic, with meningitis 048
    • lichenoid psoriasiform 696.2
  • Pustular rash 782.1
  • Rash 782.1
    • food (see also Allergy, food) 693.1
    • pustular 782.1
    • serum (prophylactic) (therapeutic) 999.59
    • toxic 782.1
  • Rose
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