Diagnosis Code L60
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code L60 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: Type 2 Excludes Notes
A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
- clubbing of nails (R68.3)
- onychia and paronychia (L03.0-)
Information for Patients
Your toenails and fingernails protect the tissues of your toes and fingers. They are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which is also in your hair and skin. The health of your nails can be a clue to your overall health. Healthy nails are usually smooth and consistent in color. Specific types of nail discoloration and changes in growth rate can be signs of lung, heart, kidney, and liver diseases, as well as diabetes and anemia. White spots and vertical ridges are harmless.
Nail problems that sometimes require treatment include
- Bacterial and fungal infections
- Ingrown nails
Keeping your nails clean, dry, and trimmed can help you avoid some problems. Do not remove the cuticle, which can cause infection.
- Aging changes in hair and nails (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Fungal nail infection (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ingrown toenail (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ingrown toenail removal - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nail abnormalities (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nail injuries (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Paronychia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Splinter hemorrhages (Medical Encyclopedia)