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Chloracne M002

Last amended 
29 June 2015

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Current RMA Instruments:
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
17 of 2012
Balance of Probabilities SOP
18 of 2012
Changes from Previous Instruments:

SOP Bulletin 157

ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 706.11
  • ICD-10-AM Codes: L70.8

Chloracne is an acne-like skin condition associated with (usually heavy) exposure to dioxins or other aromatic hydrocarbons.

Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP?No.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Nil
Conditions not covered by SOP
  • Acne, ICD code 706.19
  • Acne vulgaris, ICD code 706.19
  • Cystic acne, ICD code 706.19
Unconfirmed diagnosis

If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:

  1. seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
  2. generate a diagnostic report, or;
  3. re-encode the condition, if appropriate.

The following investigations may be useful in establishing the diagnosis.

  • Report from dermatologist