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Chronic Pruritus Ani J014

Last amended 
29 June 2015

In this section

Current RMA Instruments:
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
75 of 2010
Balance of Probabilities SOP
76 of 2010
Changes from Previous Instruments:

SOP Bulletin 146

 ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 698.0
  • ICD-10-AM Codes: L29.0
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
  • Psychogenic pruritus ani, ICD code 306.3.

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 treating doctor