ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L71.9

Rosacea, unspecified

Diagnosis Code L71.9

ICD-10: L71.9
Short Description: Rosacea, unspecified
Long Description: Rosacea, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L71.9

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The code L71.9 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)
      • Rosacea (L71)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L71.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acne rosacea, papular type
  • Acute rosacea conjunctivitis
  • Conjunctivitis of bilateral eyes due to rosacea
  • Conjunctivitis of left eye due to rosacea
  • Conjunctivitis of right eye due to rosacea
  • Flushing
  • Photoaggravated rosacea
  • Photoaggravation of disorder
  • Rosacea
  • Rosacea caused by topical corticosteroid
  • Rosacea conjunctivitis
  • Rosacea conjunctivitis
  • Rosacea conjunctivitis
  • Rosaceal flushing

Information for Patients


Also called: Acne rosacea

Rosacea is a long-term disease that affects your skin and sometimes your eyes. It causes redness and pimples. Rosacea is most common in women and people with fair skin. It most often affects middle-aged and older adults.

In most cases, rosacea only affects the face. Symptoms can include

  • Frequent redness of the face, or flushing
  • Small, red lines under the skin
  • Acne
  • A swollen nose
  • Thick skin, usually on the forehead, chin, and cheeks
  • Red, dry, itchy eyes and sometimes vision problems

No one knows what causes rosacea. You may be more likely to have it if you blush a lot or if rosacea runs in your family. Rosacea is not dangerous. There is no cure, but treatments can help. They include medicines and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Rhinophyma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rosacea (Medical Encyclopedia)

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