ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L73.1

Pseudofolliculitis barbae

Diagnosis Code L73.1

ICD-10: L73.1
Short Description: Pseudofolliculitis barbae
Long Description: Pseudofolliculitis barbae
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L73.1

Valid for Submission
The code L73.1 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 L73.1 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
  • Foreign body dermatosis
  • Pili incarnati
  • Pseudofolliculitis
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae
  • Pseudofolliculitis colli

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dry hair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Excessive or unwanted hair in women (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Folliculitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Trichorrhexis nodosa (Medical Encyclopedia)


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