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Current RMA Instruments
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||62 of 2020|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||63 of 2020|
Changes from previous Instruments
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 706.11
- ICD-10-AM Codes: L70.8
Chloracne is an acne-like skin condition associated with (heavy) exposure to dioxins or certain other polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons. Chloracne typically involves the face and may also affect other areas of skin. It is an extremely unlikely current diagnosis. Most of the chemicals known to cause the condition are now obsolete or banned. Sufficient exposure to cause the condition should only potentially occur in very rare and unusual circumstances.
Confirming the diagnosis
The diagnosis is made clinically based on the characteristic appearance of the skin lesions and a compatible history of exposure to a relevant chemical.
The relevant medical specialist is a dermatologist.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
Conditions not covered by SOP
- Acne vulgaris#
- Cystic acne#
- Drug-related acneiform facial eruptions#
# Non-SOP condition
Onset will be based on the timing of the development of characteristic skin changes.
Further exposure to causative chemicals after onset of the condition is curently exceedingly unlikely but historically possible. Worsening would be evidenced by an increase in the severity of the skin lesions.