Diagnosis Code L71.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code L71.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
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.
- 695.3 - Rosacea (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.
- Acne rosacea, erythematous telangiectatic type
- Acne rosacea, glandular hyperplastic type
- Extrafacial rosacea
- Granulomatous rosacea
- Lupoid rosacea
- Ocular rosacea
- Rosacea blepharoconjunctivitis
- Rosacea conjunctivitis
- Rosacea hypertrophica
- Rosacea keratitis
- Rosacea of skin of eyelid
Information for Patients
Also called: Acne rosacea
Rosacea is a long-term disease that affects your skin and sometimes your eyes. It causes redness and pimples. Rosacea is most common in women and people with fair skin. It most often affects middle-aged and older adults.
In most cases, rosacea only affects the face. Symptoms can include
- Frequent redness of the face, or flushing
- Small, red lines under the skin
- A swollen nose
- Thick skin, usually on the forehead, chin, and cheeks
- Red, dry, itchy eyes and sometimes vision problems
No one knows what causes rosacea. You may be more likely to have it if you blush a lot or if rosacea runs in your family. Rosacea is not dangerous. There is no cure, but treatments can help. They include medicines and sometimes surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases