ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E70.39

Other specified albinism

Diagnosis Code E70.39

ICD-10: E70.39
Short Description: Other specified albinism
Long Description: Other specified albinism
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E70.39

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Disorders of aromatic amino-acid metabolism (E70)

Information for Patients

Skin Pigmentation Disorders

Also called: Hyperpigmentation, Hypopigmentation

Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.

If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison's disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting a person's skin. A person with albinism may have no color, lighter than normal skin color, or patchy missing skin color. Infections, blisters and burns can also cause lighter skin.

  • Acanthosis nigricans
  • Albinism
  • Incontinentia pigmenti
  • Incontinentia pigmenti achromians
  • Liver spots
  • Melasma
  • Skin - abnormally dark or light
  • Skin color - patchy
  • Urticaria pigmentosa

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