ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X32

Exposure to sunlight

Diagnosis Code X32

ICD-10: X32
Short Description: Exposure to sunlight
Long Description: Exposure to sunlight
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X32

Not Valid for Submission
The code X32 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to forces of nature (X30-X39)
      • Exposure to sunlight (X32)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code X32 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code X32 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Coup de soleil
    • Exposure(to)
      • sunlight
    • Forces of nature
      • sunlight
    • Overexposure(accidental) (to)
      • sun (sunburn)
    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • light sources (man-made visible and ultraviolet)
        • natural
    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • sun
    • Radiation(exposure to)
      • ultraviolet (light) (man-made)
        • natural
    • Siriasis
    • Sunstroke

Information for Patients


Sun Exposure

Also called: Sunburn

Ultraviolet (UV) rays are an invisible form of radiation. They can pass through your skin and damage your skin cells. Sunburns are a sign of skin damage. Suntans aren't healthy, either. They appear after the sun's rays have already killed some cells and damaged others. UV rays can cause skin damage during any season or at any temperature. They can also cause eye problems, wrinkles, skin spots, and skin cancer.

To protect yourself

  • Stay out of the sun when it is strongest (between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.)
  • Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Wear wraparound sunglasses that provide 100 percent UV ray protection
  • Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds

Check your skin regularly for changes in the size, shape, color, or feel of birthmarks, moles, and spots. Such changes are a sign of skin cancer.

Food and Drug Administration

  • Actinic keratosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Polymorphic light eruption (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sunburn (Medical Encyclopedia)


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