ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L65.9

Nonscarring hair loss, unspecified

Diagnosis Code L65.9

ICD-10: L65.9
Short Description: Nonscarring hair loss, unspecified
Long Description: Nonscarring hair loss, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L65.9

Valid for Submission
The code L65.9 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)
      • Other nonscarring hair loss (L65)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L65.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Alopecia
  • Alopecia hereditaria
  • Alopecia localis
  • Alopecia, onychodysplasia, hypohidrosis, deafness ectodermal dysplasia
  • Atrichia
  • Chronic diffuse alopecia
  • Diffuse alopecia
  • Frostbite alopecia
  • Hypotrichosis
  • Hypotrichosis with keratosis pilaris
  • Loss of hair
  • Non-scarring alopecia
  • Nutritional alopecia
  • On examination - alopecia
  • Partial loss of hair
  • Peroneal alopecia
  • Vitamin D-dependent rickets
  • Vitamin D-dependent rickets type II with alopecia
  • Vitamin D-dependent rickets, type 2

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L65.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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