ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L90.5

Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

Diagnosis Code L90.5

ICD-10: L90.5
Short Description: Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin
Long Description: Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L90.5

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The code L90.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Atrophic disorders of skin (L90)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L90.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • 709.2 - Scar & fibrosis of skin

  • Acne scar
  • Acne scars - mixed atrophic and hypertrophic
  • Adherent scar
  • Atrophic acne scar
  • Atrophic scar
  • Atrophic scarring of cheeks
  • Aural scar
  • Burn contracture of skin
  • Burn scar
  • Cicatrix of lower limb
  • Complication of cryotherapy procedure
  • Complication of laser surgery
  • Contracture scar
  • Contracture scar of skin
  • Dirt engrained scar
  • Endaural scar
  • Exuberant cicatrix
  • Fibrosis of subcutaneous tissue
  • Fibrosis of the skin
  • Fibrotic disorder of skin
  • Hypomelanosis due to scarring
  • Hypopigmented scar
  • Ice-pick acne scar
  • Laryngeal scar
  • Laryngeal scar
  • Laryngectomy scar
  • Laser-induced scar
  • Lesion of larynx
  • Mature scar
  • On examination - bacillus Calmette-Guerin scar present
  • On examination - injury scar
  • On examination - skin scar
  • On examination - suppuration scar
  • Painful scar
  • Pigmented scar
  • Polyfibromatosis syndrome
  • Postauricular scar
  • Post-herpetic scar
  • Post-inflammatory scarring
  • Post-traumatic scar
  • Post-traumatic scar
  • Progressive nodular fibrosis of skin
  • Scar
  • Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin
  • Scar of face
  • Scar of periapical tissue of tooth
  • Scar of skin
  • Scar of skin of eyelid
  • Scar of skin of hand
  • Scar of submandibular area
  • Scarring after injury
  • Scarring due to cryotherapy
  • Scarring due to treatment
  • Scarring of lid
  • Stretched scar
  • Surgical scar
  • Symptomatic scar of skin
  • Tender scar
  • Tracheostomy scar
  • Ugly scar
  • Wound scar
  • Wound scar
  • Wound scar
  • Wound scar
  • Wound scar

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L90.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Acrodermatitis
  • Cradle cap
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cutaneous skin tags
  • Dry skin -- self-care
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Lichen planus
  • Milia
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Skin lesion removal-aftercare
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers

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