ICD-10-CM Code L65.8
Other specified nonscarring hair loss
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
L65.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified nonscarring hair loss. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code L658 is used to code Traction alopecia
Traction alopecia is a form of alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair.:761:645 This commonly results from the sufferer frequently wearing their hair in a particularly tight ponytail, pigtails, or braids. It is also seen occasionally in long-haired people who use barrettes to keep hair out of their faces. Traction alopecia is recession of the hairline due to chronic traction, or hair pulling, and is characterized by a fringe along the marginal hairline on physical exam. Even though this "fringe sign" is considered a useful clinical marker of this condition, cases of frontal fibrosing alopecia presenting with an unusual retention of the hairline (pseudo-fringe sign) have been described.
Traction alopecia in a Yorkshire terrier caused by hair barrette
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
- DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Involutional alopecia (disorder)
- Alopecia seborrheica (disorder)
- Alopecia of pregnancy (disorder)
- Loss of outer third of eyebrow (disorder)
- Alopecia parvimaculata (disorder)
- Marginal alopecia (disorder)
- Brush alopecia (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for an external cause code
- Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L65.8 - Other specified nonscarring hair loss'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 L65.8 and a single ICD9 code, 704.09 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.