Diagnosis Code L68.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code L68.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 704.1 - Hirsutism (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Circumscribed acquired hypertrichosis
- Excessive hair growth
- Hair changes due to malnutrition
- Hypertrichosis in hyperthyroidism
- Hypertrichosis in hypothyroidism
- Hypertrichosis in malnutrition
- Hypertrichosis in porphyria
- Skin changes due to malnutrition
Information for Patients
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
- Trichorrhexis nodosa