ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L63.8

Other alopecia areata

Diagnosis Code L63.8

ICD-10: L63.8
Short Description: Other alopecia areata
Long Description: Other alopecia areata
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L63.8

Valid for Submission
The code L63.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Disorders of skin appendages (L60-L75)
      • Alopecia areata (L63)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L63.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Alopecia areata
  • Alopecia areata
  • Alopecia areata
  • Alopecia areata
  • Alopecia areata
  • Alopecia areata
  • Alopecia areata
  • Alopecia localis
  • Circumscribed alopecia areata of beard area
  • Circumscribed alopecia areata of eyelashes/eyebrows
  • Circumscribed alopecia areata of limbs
  • Circumscribed alopecia areata of scalp
  • Circumscribed alopecia areata of trunk
  • Concentric alopecia areata
  • Diffuse alopecia areata
  • Non-scarring alopecia
  • Non-scarring alopecia
  • Non-scarring alopecia
  • Non-scarring alopecia
  • Non-scarring alopecia
  • Non-scarring alopecia
  • Non-scarring alopecia
  • On examination - alopecia
  • On examination - patches of alopecia
  • Ophiasis

Information for Patients


Hair Loss

Also called: Alopecia

You lose up to 100 hairs from your scalp every day. That's normal, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or lupus. If you take certain medicines or have chemotherapy for cancer, you may also lose your hair. Other causes are stress, a low protein diet, a family history, or poor nutrition.

Treatment for hair loss depends on the cause. In some cases, treating the underlying cause will correct the problem. Other treatments include medicines and hair restoration.

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