Her rheumatologist instructed her to undergo a baseline ocular examination prior to initiating Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine, Sanofi-Aventis) therapy. Toxic maculopathy associated with chloroquine use was first documented in the literature five decades ago.1 In the United States, Plaquenil––an analog to chloroquine––is used to treat a variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and several distinct inflammatory disorders. Although the incidence of macular toxicity is infrequent with Plaquenil use (at a dosage of 200mg or 400mg q.d.), its visual impact can be devastating. Dose of chloroquine for malaria treatment Hydroxychloroquine hyperpigmentation treatment Plaquenil and pepcid Oct 01, 2019 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt Z79.899 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Z79.899 became effective on October 1, 2019. ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes H35.381–Toxic Maculopathy, right eye H35.382–Toxic Maculopathy, left eye H35.383–Toxic Maculopathy, bilateral. Title Toxic Maculopathy Of Retina. Category Other Retinal Disorders. Description Medications like plaquenil and chloroquine can induce degenerative changes in the ganglion cells and photoreceptor cells of the retina. A cumulative dose of 1000g of hydroxychloroquine or 460g of chloroquine was likely the largest risk factor, which was typically achieved after 5-7 years of a typical dosage 8, 10. However, there have been case reports of patients with hydroxychloroquine toxicity as early as 1.9 months after starting treatment 11. Initially, central visual acuity may be unaffected, but the patient may notice related paracentral scotomas that often interfere with reading. The associated classic retinal toxicity is described as a bull’s eye maculopathy (ring of depigmented retinal pigment epithelium that spares the foveal area). Plaquenil eye icd 10 Correct diagnosis for a Plaquenil exam - American Academy of., H35.381-383 Toxic Maculopathy Of Retina - Decision-Maker PLUS What if hydroxychloroquine doesn t work Answer When the doctor finds no pathology, code the systemic disease, such as L93.0 Lupus or M06.09 Rheumatoid arthritis. ICD-10's Z79.899 Other long term current drug therapy should be linked to any tests performed. Coding Eye Exam For Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Toxicity and.. ICD-10-CM Code H35.389 - Toxic maculopathy, unspecified eye. If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage. Marie Stamper, CMM Ward Eye Center, FL Answer Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is a drug used to treat malaria, lupus erythematous, ormost commonlyrheumatoid arthritis. A potential side effect of the drug is ocular change that can affect the patients vision; the patient should be monitored regularly to check for these changes. Oct 01, 2019 T37.8X5A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. Short description Adverse effect of systemic anti-infect/parasit, init The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T37.8X5A became effective on October 1, 2019.