ICD-10-CM Code L60.3

Nail dystrophy

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

L60.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of nail dystrophy. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code L60.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired koilonychia, cutaneous complication of systemic sclerosis, developmental abnormality of nail, developmental abnormality of nail, developmental abnormality of nail, developmental abnormality of nail, etc

Short Description:Nail dystrophy
Long Description:Nail dystrophy

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code L60.3 are found in the index:

  • - Soft - See Also: condition;


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acquired koilonychia
  • Cutaneous complication of systemic sclerosis
  • Developmental abnormality of nail
  • Developmental abnormality of nail
  • Developmental abnormality of nail
  • Developmental abnormality of nail
  • Drug-induced nail abnormality
  • Dystrophia unguium
  • Dystrophia unguium, partial
  • Dystrophia unguium, total
  • Eczematous nail dystrophy
  • Eggshell nail
  • Elkonyxis
  • Hereditary acantholytic dermatosis
  • Idiopathic atrophy of nail in childhood
  • Koilonychia
  • Lamellar nail splitting
  • Longitudinal split nail
  • Lupus erythematosus-associated nail dystrophy
  • Median canaliform nail dystrophy
  • Median nail dystrophy
  • Median nail dystrophy of Heller
  • Nail changes associated with systemic disease
  • Nail dystrophy associated with bullous dermatoses
  • Nail dystrophy associated with dermatological disease
  • Nail dystrophy co-occurrent with reactive arthritis triad
  • Nail dystrophy due to benign familial pemphigus
  • Nail dystrophy due to cytotoxic therapy
  • Nail dystrophy due to Darier's disease
  • Nail dystrophy due to graft-versus-host disease
  • Nail dystrophy due to habit tic
  • Nail dystrophy due to lichen nitidus
  • Nail dystrophy due to lichen striatus
  • Nail dystrophy due to nail biting
  • Nail dystrophy due to nail picking
  • Nail dystrophy due to pityriasis rubra pilaris
  • Nail dystrophy due to sarcoidosis
  • Nail dystrophy due to secondary syphilis
  • Nail dystrophy due to trauma
  • Nail dystrophy resulting from poisonous chemical
  • Nutcracker nails
  • O/E - nails
  • O/E - nails - koilonychia
  • O/E - nails - koilonychia
  • O/E - nails brittle
  • Onychoatrophy
  • Onychoatrophy
  • Onychoatrophy due to lichen planus
  • Onychoclasis
  • Onychomalacia
  • Pitting of nails
  • Pityriasis rubra pilaris
  • Psoriasis of nail
  • Psoriatic nail dystrophy
  • Psoriatic nail pitting
  • Racket nail
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis triad
  • Scleroderma-associated nail dystrophy
  • Splits in nails
  • Splitting toenail
  • Trachyonychia
  • Twenty nail dystrophy

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code L60.3 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.


Convert L60.3 to ICD-9

  • 703.8 - Diseases of nail NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Disorders of skin appendages (L60-L75)
      • Nail disorders (L60)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients

Nail Diseases

Your toenails and fingernails protect the tissues of your toes and fingers. They are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which is also in your hair and skin. The health of your nails can be a clue to your overall health. Healthy nails are usually smooth and consistent in color. Specific types of nail discoloration and changes in growth rate can be signs of lung, heart, kidney, and liver diseases, as well as diabetes and anemia. White spots and vertical ridges are harmless.

Nail problems that sometimes require treatment include

  • Bacterial and fungal infections
  • Ingrown nails
  • Tumors
  • Warts

Keeping your nails clean, dry, and trimmed can help you avoid some problems. Do not remove the cuticle, which can cause infection.

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  • Nail injuries (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Paronychia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter hemorrhages (Medical Encyclopedia)

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