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ICD-10-CM Code L57.8
Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

L57.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L578 is used to code Photodermatitis

Photodermatitis, sometimes referred to as sun poisoning or photoallergy, is a form of allergic contact dermatitis in which the allergen must be activated by light to sensitize the allergic response, and to cause a rash or other systemic effects on subsequent exposure. The second and subsequent exposures produce photoallergic skin conditions which are often eczematous. In rare cases the victims die.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D010787
ICD 9 Code: 692.79

An image of a patch of sun poisoning on the left forearm

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Coding Notes for L57.8 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.
Farmer's skin
Sailor's skin
Solar dermatitis

MS-DRG Mapping

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

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Sun-induced wrinkles (disorder)
  • Nodular elastosis with cysts AND comedones of Favre and Racouchot (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L57.8 - Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L57.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Unspecified dermatitis due to sun (approximate match)
Other chronic dermatitis due to solar radiation (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code L57.8 and a single ICD9 code, 692.74 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: L57 - Skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation

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