Billable Medical Code for Onychia and Paronychia of Finger
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 681.02
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 681.02.
The Short Description Is: Onychia of finger.
Paronychia is also known as finger onychia, finger paronychia, fingernail infection, left finger onychia, left finger paronychia, left thumb onychia, left thumb paronychia, onychia of finger,
paronychia of finger, right finger onychia, right finger paronychia, right thumb onychia, right thumb paronychia, thumb onychia, and thumb paronychia. This applies to panaritium of finger and perionychia of finger.
Paronychia Definition and Symptoms
Paronychia is an infection to the skin around the nail. This is a very common condition that can be caused by bacteria, candida (yeast) or other types of fungus. Symptoms often include tenderness around the nail, changes in the nail appearance (shape, texture, color), detachment of the nail, and pus filled blisters around the nail.