ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L57.3

Poikiloderma of Civatte

Diagnosis Code L57.3

ICD-10: L57.3
Short Description: Poikiloderma of Civatte
Long Description: Poikiloderma of Civatte
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L57.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)
      • Skin changes due to chronic expsr to nonionizing radiation (L57)

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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