ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L28.0

Lichen simplex chronicus

Diagnosis Code L28.0

ICD-10: L28.0
Short Description: Lichen simplex chronicus
Long Description: Lichen simplex chronicus
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L28.0

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The code L28.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Lichen simplex chronicus and prurigo (L28)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L28.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Chronic eczema
  • Chronic eczema of external auditory canal
  • Chronic graft-versus-host disease
  • Chronic otitis externa
  • Chronic traumatic otitis externa
  • Dermatosis of scalp
  • Eczema of external auditory canal
  • Eruption of female perineum
  • Friction eczema
  • Frictional lichenoid eruption
  • Graft-versus-host disease
  • Infection caused by Onchocerca volvulus
  • Interface dermatitis
  • Interface dermatitis, lichenoid type
  • Juvenile plantar dermatosis
  • Lichen
  • Lichen aureus
  • Lichen nuchae
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Lichen simplex of perianal skin
  • Lichen simplex of scrotum
  • Lichen simplex of vulva
  • Lichenification
  • Lichenification and lichen simplex chronicus
  • Lichenification of female perineum
  • Lichenification of skin
  • Lichenified eczema
  • Lichenoid chronic graft-versus-host disease
  • Lichenoid dermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Neurodermatitis of external ear
  • On examination - lichenified skin
  • Onchocercal lichenification
  • Onchodermatitis
  • Pebbly lichenification
  • Pruritic scalp dermatosis
  • Secondary lichenification
  • Texture of skin or mucosa

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L28.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Pruritus

Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It's a symptom of many health conditions. Common causes are

  • Allergic reactions
  • Eczema
  • Dry skin
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Irritating chemicals
  • Parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
  • Pregnancy
  • Rashes
  • Reactions to medicines

To soothe itchy skin, you can try cold compresses, lotions and lukewarm baths. Avoid scratching, wearing irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not serious. However, if you itch all over, have hives that keep coming back or have itching without an apparent cause, you might require medical attention.

  • Itching (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lichen simplex chronicus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urticaria pigmentosa (Medical Encyclopedia)

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

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