Diagnosis Code L60.5
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code L60.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 703.8 - Diseases of nail NEC (approximate) 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.
- Hereditary lymphedema
- Hereditary lymphedema and yellow nails
- Yellow nails
Information for Patients
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
Keeping your nails clean, dry, and trimmed can help you avoid some problems. Do not remove the cuticle, which can cause infection.
- Aging changes in hair and nails (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Fungal nail infection (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ingrown toenail (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ingrown toenail removal - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nail abnormalities (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Nail injuries (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Paronychia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Splinter hemorrhages (Medical Encyclopedia)