ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L75.9

Apocrine sweat disorder, unspecified

Diagnosis Code L75.9

ICD-10: L75.9
Short Description: Apocrine sweat disorder, unspecified
Long Description: Apocrine sweat disorder, unspecified
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L75.9

Valid for Submission
The code L75.9 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)
      • Apocrine sweat disorders (L75)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L75.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 705.9 - Sweat gland disorder NOS (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Disorder of apocrine gland
  • Disorder of apocrine secretion

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L75.9 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Sweat

Also called: Perspiration

Sweat is a clear, salty liquid produced by glands in your skin. Sweating is how your body cools itself. You sweat mainly under your arms and on your feet and palms. When sweat mixes with bacteria on your skin, it can cause a smell. Bathing regularly and using antiperspirants or deodorants can help control the odor.

Sweating a lot is normal when it is hot or when you exercise, are anxious, or have a fever. It also happens during menopause. If you often sweat too much, it's called hyperhidrosis. Causes include thyroid or nervous system disorders, low blood sugar, or another health problem.

Sweating too little, anhidrosis, can be life-threatening because your body can overheat. Causes of anhidrosis include dehydration, burns, and some skin and nerve disorders.

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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