ICD-10-CM Code H04.329
Acute dacryocystitis of unspecified lacrimal passage
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H04.329 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute dacryocystitis of unspecified lacrimal passage. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code H043 is used to code Dacryocystitis
Dacryocystitis is an infection of the lacrimal sac, secondary to obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct at the junction of lacrimal sac. The term derives from the Greek dákryon (tear), cysta (sac), and -itis (inflammation). It causes pain, redness, and swelling over the inner aspect of the lower eyelid and epiphora. When nasolacrimal duct obstruction is secondary to a congenital barrier it is referred to as dacrocystocele. It is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. The most common complication is corneal ulceration, frequently in association with S. pneumoniae. The mainstays of treatment are oral antibiotics, warm compresses, and relief of nasolacrimal duct obstruction by dacryocystorhinostomy.
|ICD 9 Code:||375.30|
- DRG Group #121-122 - Acute major eye infections with CC or MCC.
- DRG Group #121-122 - Acute major eye infections without CC or MCC.
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Consider laterality specification
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code H04.329 and a single ICD9 code, 375.32 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.