ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L68.2

Localized hypertrichosis

Diagnosis Code L68.2

ICD-10: L68.2
Short Description: Localized hypertrichosis
Long Description: Localized hypertrichosis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L68.2

Valid for Submission
The code L68.2 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 L68.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Excessive growth of body hair
  • Excessive growth of facial hair
  • Excessive growth of leg hair
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Excessive hair growth
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  • Hypertrichosis pinnae auris

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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