ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L68.0


Diagnosis Code L68.0

ICD-10: L68.0
Short Description: Hirsutism
Long Description: Hirsutism
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L68.0

Valid for Submission
The code L68.0 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)
      • Hypertrichosis (L68)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L68.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Androgen-dependent hirsutism
  • Androgen-independent hirsutism
  • Diabetes mellitus due to genetic defect in insulin action
  • Extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism AND abnormal insulin receptors
  • Extreme insulin resistance with acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism AND autoantibodies to the insulin receptors
  • Familial hirsutism
  • Female hirsutism
  • Hirsuties papillaris penis
  • Hirsutism
  • Hirsutism
  • Hirsutism
  • Idiopathic hirsutism
  • Insulin receptor defect
  • On examination - hirsutism

Information for Patients

Hair Problems

The average person has 5 million hairs. Hair grows all over your body except on your lips, palms, and the soles of your feet. It takes about a month for healthy hair to grow half an inch. Most hairs grow for up to six years and then fall out. New hairs grow in their place.

Hair helps keep you warm. It also protects your eyes, ears and nose from small particles in the air. Common problem with the hair and scalp include hair loss, infections, and flaking.

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