ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L29.9

Pruritus, unspecified

Diagnosis Code L29.9

ICD-10: L29.9
Short Description: Pruritus, unspecified
Long Description: Pruritus, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L29.9

Valid for Submission
The code L29.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Pruritus (L29)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L29.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 698.9 - Pruritic disorder NOS

  • Adverse effect from psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation photochemotherapy
  • Cholestatic pruritus
  • Complaining of itching
  • Dermatosis of menopause
  • Generalized pruritus
  • Generalized pruritus of unknown etiology
  • Hemodialysis-associated pruritus
  • Itching
  • Itching
  • Itching
  • Itching
  • Itching of lesion of skin
  • Itching of pigmented skin lesion
  • Itching of skin
  • Itching of skin
  • On examination - itchy rash
  • Postmenopausal pruritus
  • Pruritic disorders
  • Pruritus due to systemic disorder
  • Psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation-induced pruritus
  • Uremic pruritis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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