ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R20.0

Anesthesia of skin

Diagnosis Code R20.0

ICD-10: R20.0
Short Description: Anesthesia of skin
Long Description: Anesthesia of skin
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R20.0

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Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue (R20-R23)
      • Disturbances of skin sensation (R20)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Absence of sensation
  • Absent firm touch sensation
  • Absent light touch sensation
  • Absent pin prick discrimination
  • Absent touch discrimination
  • Anesthesia morbidity
  • Anesthesia of mucous membrane
  • Anesthesia of skin
  • Application site anesthesia
  • Application site disorder
  • Finding of firm touch
  • Finding of light touch
  • Finding of pin prick discrimination
  • Finding of sensation of pinna
  • Glove anesthesia
  • Has numbness
  • Hemianalgesia
  • Injection site anesthesia
  • No sensitivity to pain
  • Numbness
  • Numbness of face
  • Numbness of finger
  • Numbness of foot
  • Numbness of hand
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Numbness of lower limb
  • Numbness of pinna
  • Numbness of saddle area
  • Numbness of skin
  • Numbness of toe
  • Numbness of upper limb
  • On examination - analgesia
  • On examination - anesthesia in legs
  • On examination - anesthesia of extremities
  • On examination - pain sensation
  • Perioral numbness
  • Regional anesthesia morbidity
  • Stocking anesthesia

Information for Patients

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Also called: Neuritis, Peripheral neuritis, Peripheral neuropathy

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Axillary nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Distal median nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Femoral nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Metabolic neuropathies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mononeuritis multiplex (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neuralgia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neuropathy secondary to drugs (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sensorimotor polyneuropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction (Medical Encyclopedia)

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