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ICD-10-CM Code L21.0
Seborrhea capitis

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Pediatric Only
Pediatric Only
Code is only used for patients 1 to 17 years old.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

L21.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of seborrhea capitis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code L210 is used to code Cradle cap

Cradle cap, also known as infantile or neonatal seborrhoeic dermatitis, crusta lactea, milk crust, honeycomb disease, is a yellowish, patchy, greasy, scaly and crusty skin rash that occurs on the scalp of recently born babies. It is usually not itchy and does not bother the baby. Cradle cap most commonly begins sometime in the first 3 months. Similar symptoms in older children are more likely to be dandruff than cradle cap. The rash is often prominent around the ear, the eyebrows or the eyelids. It may appear in other locations as well, where it is called seborrhoeic dermatitis rather than cradle cap. Some countries use the term pityriasis capitis for cradle cap. It is extremely common, with about half of all babies affected. Most of them have a mild version of the disorder. Severe cradle cap is rare.

Specialty: Dermatology
ICD 9 Code: 690.11

An infant with Cradle cap

Coding Notes for L21.0 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Cradle cap

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L21.0 - Seborrhea capitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L21.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Pityriasis(capitis) (L21.0)
Furfur (L21.0)
Dandruff (L21.0)
Cradle cap (L21.0)
Crusta lactea (L21.0)
Pityriasis(capitis) (L21.0) +

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Seborrhea capitis (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 690.11 was previously used, L21.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: L21 - Seborrheic dermatitis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/L210