ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L63.9

Alopecia areata, unspecified

Diagnosis Code L63.9

ICD-10: L63.9
Short Description: Alopecia areata, unspecified
Long Description: Alopecia areata, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L63.9

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The code L63.9 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

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.

  • Alopecia areata
  • Coping with cancer -- hair loss
  • Female pattern baldness
  • Hair loss
  • Hair transplant
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Trichotillomania

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