ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 697.8

Lichen NEC

Diagnosis Code 697.8

ICD-9: 697.8
Short Description: Lichen NEC
Long Description: Other lichen, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 697.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Other inflammatory conditions of skin and subcutaneous tissue (690-698)
      • 697 Lichen

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Drug-induced oral lichenoid reaction
  • Lichen aureus
  • Lichen ruber moniliformis
  • Lichen striatus
  • Nail dystrophy due to lichen striatus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 697.8 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
  • Dry skin -- self-care
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Erythema toxicum
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Ichthyosis vulgaris
  • Intertrigo
  • Ischemic ulcers -- self-care
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Lichen planus
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Milia
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Pityriasis rubra pilaris
  • Pyogenic granuloma
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Skin and hair changes during pregnancy
  • Skin flaps and grafts -- self-care
  • Skin graft
  • Skin lesion biopsy
  • Skin self-exam
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers
  • Striae
  • Vesicles
  • Xanthoma
  • Xeroderma pigmentosa

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