ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L73.0

Acne keloid

Diagnosis Code L73.0

ICD-10: L73.0
Short Description: Acne keloid
Long Description: Acne keloid
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L73.0

Valid for Submission
The code L73.0 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 follicular disorders (L73)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L73.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC 606
  • MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC 607

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Synonyms
  • Acne keloid
  • Acne keloidalis
  • Folliculitis keloidalis nuchae
  • Keloidalis nuchae
  • Scalp folliculitis

Information for Patients


Acne

Also called: Pimples, Zits

Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars.

No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse.

If you have acne

  • Clean your skin gently
  • Try not to touch your skin
  • Avoid the sun

Treatments for acne include medicines and creams.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Acne (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Acne -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Scars

Also called: Cicatrix, Keloid scar

A scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over a wound. It forms when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn, or sore. You can also get scars from surgery that cuts through the skin, infections like chickenpox, or skin conditions like acne. Scars are often thicker, as well as pinker, redder, or shinier, than the rest of your skin.

How your scar looks depends on

  • How big and deep your wound is
  • Where it is
  • How long it takes to heal
  • Your age
  • Your inherited tendency to scar

Scars usually fade over time but never go away completely. If the way a scar looks bothers you, various treatments might minimize it. These include surgical revision, dermabrasion, laser treatments, injections, chemical peels, and creams.

  • Dermabrasion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keloids (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Scar revision (Medical Encyclopedia)


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