2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q79.6

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 - Converted to Parent Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Q79.6 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • ICD-10-CM Q79.6 is a new 2020 ICD-10-CM code that became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q79.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q79.6 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q79.6 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to Q79.6:
  • Q00-Q99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Q79
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q79

    Congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital (sternomastoid) torticollis (Q68.0)
    Congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Ehlers danlos syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A heterogeneous group of autosomally inherited collagen diseases caused by defects in the synthesis or structure of fibrillar collagen. There are numerous subtypes: classical, hypermobility, vascular, and others. Common clinical features include hyperextensible skin and joints, skin fragility and reduced wound healing capability.
  • An inherited connective tissue disorder characterized by loose and fragile skin and joint hypermobility.
  • Ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inherited disorders that weaken connective tissues. Connective tissues are proteins that support skin, bones, blood vessels and other organs. Eds usually affects your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Symptoms include
    • loose joints
    • fragile, small blood vessels
    • abnormal scar formation and wound healing
    • soft, velvety, stretchy skin that bruises easily
    there are several types of eds. They can range from mild to life-threatening. About 1 in 5,000 people has eds. There is no cure. Treatment involves managing symptoms. It also includes learning how to protect your joints and prevent injuries.
  • Group of inherited disorders of the connective tissue; major manifestations include hyperextensible skin and joints, easy bruisability, friability of tissues with bleeding and poor wound healing, calcified subcutaneous spheroids, and pseudotumors.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): Deleted code
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): New code
Code annotations containing back-references to Q79.6:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M35.7
    , Q82.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M35.7

    Hypermobility syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Familial ligamentous laxity
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Q79.6-)
    • ligamentous laxity, NOS (M24.2-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q82.8

    Other specified congenital malformations of skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Abnormal palmar creases
    • Accessory skin tags
    • Benign familial pemphigus [Hailey-Hailey]
    • Congenital poikiloderma
    • Cutis laxa (hyperelastica)
    • Dermatoglyphic anomalies
    • Inherited keratosis palmaris et plantaris
    • Keratosis follicularis [Darier-White]
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Q79.6-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q79.6:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q79.6
Q78.9 Osteochondrodysplasia, unspecified
Q79 Congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system, not elsewhere classified
Q79.0 Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Q79.1 Other congenital malformations of diaphragm
Q79.2 Exomphalos
Q79.3 Gastroschisis
Q79.4 Prune belly syndrome
Q79.5 Other congenital malformations of abdominal wall
Q79.51 Congenital hernia of bladder
Q79.59 Other congenital malformations of abdominal wall
Q79.6 Ehlers-Danlos syndromes
Q79.60 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, unspecified
Q79.61 Classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Q79.62 Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Q79.63 Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Q79.69 Other Ehlers-Danlos syndromes
Q79.8 Other congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system
Q79.9 Congenital malformation of musculoskeletal system, unspecified
Q80 Congenital ichthyosis
Q80.0 Ichthyosis vulgaris
Q80.1 X-linked ichthyosis

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