Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q81.9

Epidermolysis bullosa, unspecified

  • Q81.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, Q81.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A group of chronic skin disorders in which fluid-filled blisters form on the skin and mucosa (the moist, inner lining of some organs and body cavities). Epidermolysis bullosa is inherited and usually starts at birth. Patients with epidermolysis bullosa may be at increased risk of squamous cell cancer of the skin.
  • An autosomal recessive inherited skin disorder caused by mutations in the genes encoding keratins 5 and 14, collagen vii or laminin 5. It is characterized by skin fragility and the formation of blisters. The blisters may become large and ulcerated, resulting in skin infections and loss of body fluids.
  • Group of genetically determined disorders characterized by the blistering of skin and mucosae. There are four major forms: acquired, simple, junctional, and dystrophic. Each of the latter three has several varieties.
  • Inherited chronic noninflammatory skin disease manifested by vesicles, large bullae (blisters), and skin erosions which often result from trauma.
Description Synonyms
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
Present On Admission
  • Q81.9 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 153 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 Q81.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 Q81.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM Q81.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc
  • 795 Normal newborn
Convert ICD-10-CM Q81.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM Q81.9: