Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 695.81
Ritter's disease
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 695.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 695.81 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 695.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L00 Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
Approximate Synonyms
  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A blistering skin disorder caused by exfoliative toxins produced by staphylococcus aureus infection. The toxins cause the formation of bullae and diffuse skin desquamation. The lesions may be localized or generalized, far away from the initial site of infection
  • A disease of infants due to group 2 phage type 17 staphylococci that produce an epidermolytic exotoxin. Superficial fine vesicles and bullae form and rupture easily, resulting in loss of large sheets of epidermis
Applies To
  • Dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum
  • (Staphylococcal) Scalded skin syndrome
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify percentage of skin exfoliation (695.50-695.59)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 695.81:
  • Dermatitis (allergic) (contact) (occupational) (venenata) 692.9
    • erysipelatosa 695.81
    • exfoliativa, exfoliative 695.89
      • generalized 695.89
      • infantum 695.81
      • neonatorum 695.81
    • Ritter's (exfoliativa) 695.81
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Ritter's 695.81
  • Ritter's disease (dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum) 695.81
  • Scald, scalded - see also Burn, by site
    • skin syndrome 695.81
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • scalded skin 695.81
    • staphylococcal scalded skin 695.81
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