ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L64.8

Other androgenic alopecia

Diagnosis Code L64.8

ICD-10: L64.8
Short Description: Other androgenic alopecia
Long Description: Other androgenic alopecia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L64.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Disorders of skin appendages (L60-L75)
      • Androgenic alopecia (L64)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L64.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Androgenetic alopecia in association with polycystic ovaries
  • Diffuse alopecia
  • Diffuse alopecia
  • Endocrine alopecia
  • Endocrine alopecia
  • Female pattern alopecia
  • Male pattern alopecia
  • Male pattern alopecia
  • Postmenopausal androgenetic alopecia

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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Androgenetic alopecia Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern baldness. Hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic "M" shape. Hair also thins at the crown (near the top of the head), often progressing to partial or complete baldness.The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness.Androgenetic alopecia in men has been associated with several other medical conditions including coronary heart disease and enlargement of the prostate. Additionally, prostate cancer, disorders of insulin resistance (such as diabetes and obesity), and high blood pressure (hypertension) have been related to androgenetic alopecia. In women, this form of hair loss is associated with an increased risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is characterized by a hormonal imbalance that can lead to irregular menstruation, acne, excess hair elsewhere on the body (hirsutism), and weight gain.
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