ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L68.3


Diagnosis Code L68.3

ICD-10: L68.3
Short Description: Polytrichia
Long Description: Polytrichia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L68.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Disorders of skin appendages (L60-L75)
      • Hypertrichosis (L68)

Information for Patients

Hair Problems

The average person has 5 million hairs. Hair grows all over your body except on your lips, palms, and the soles of your feet. It takes about a month for healthy hair to grow half an inch. Most hairs grow for up to six years and then fall out. New hairs grow in their place.

Hair helps keep you warm. It also protects your eyes, ears and nose from small particles in the air. Common problem with the hair and scalp include hair loss, infections, and flaking.

  • Aging changes in hair and nails
  • Dry hair
  • Excessive or unwanted hair in women
  • Folliculitis
  • Trichorrhexis nodosa

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