Diagnosis Code L70.0
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code L70.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)
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- 706.1 - Acne 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.
- Acne indurata
- Acne nodule
- Acne vulgaris
- Basal cell nevus with comedones
- Closed comedone
- Comedonal acne
- Comedonal cyst
- Cystic acne
- Familial dyskeratotic comedones
- Giant comedo
- Juvenile acne
- Nodulocystic acne
- On examination - blackheads
- On examination - blackheads present
- On examination - closed comedones
- On examination - rash present
- Open comedone
- Pustular acne
- Superficial acne vulgaris
- Superficial inflammatory acne vulgaris
- Superficial mixed comedonal and inflammatory acne vulgaris
Information for Patients
Also called: Pimples, Zits
Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars.
No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse.
If you have acne
- Clean your skin gently
- Try not to touch your skin
- Avoid the sun
Treatments for acne include medicines and creams.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Acne (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Acne -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)