ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L81.4

Other melanin hyperpigmentation

Diagnosis Code L81.4

ICD-10: L81.4
Short Description: Other melanin hyperpigmentation
Long Description: Other melanin hyperpigmentation
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L81.4

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Other disorders of pigmentation (L81)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L81.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Acquired hypermelanotic disorder
  • Acquired lentiginosis
  • Acquired lentiginosis
  • Addison melanoderma
  • Adverse effect from psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation photochemotherapy
  • Atrial myxoma
  • Atrial myxoma with lentigines
  • Circumscribed acquired hypermelanosis
  • Circumscribed hypermelanosis
  • Comedone
  • Complication of cryotherapy procedure
  • Congenital hypotrichia
  • Congenital/hereditary lentiginosis
  • Congenital/hereditary lentiginosis
  • Cutaneous complication of systemic sclerosis
  • Drug-induced hypermelanosis
  • Drug-induced pigmentation
  • Eruptive lentiginosis
  • Familial dyskeratotic comedones
  • Generalized acquired lentiginosis
  • Generalized lentiginosis
  • Genetic syndrome with hypermelanosis
  • Genital lentiginosis
  • Hereditary diffuse melanosis
  • Hereditary hypermelanosis
  • Hereditary lentiginosis
  • Hereditary reticulate melanosis
  • Hypermelanosis due to acromegaly
  • Hypermelanosis due to adrenocorticotropic hormone/melanocyte stimulating hormone-secreting tumor
  • Hypermelanosis due to connective tissue disorder
  • Hypermelanosis due to connective tissue disorder
  • Hypermelanosis due to cryotherapy
  • Hypermelanosis due to Cushing syndrome
  • Hypermelanosis due to endocrine disorder
  • Hypermelanosis due to Hodgkin's disease
  • Hypermelanosis due to hormonal factor
  • Hypermelanosis due to hyperthyroidism
  • Hypermelanosis due to malignant adrenocorticotropic hormone/melanocyte stimulating hormone-secreting tumor
  • Hypermelanosis due to neoplasia
  • Hypermelanosis due to neoplasia
  • Hypermelanosis due to nervous system disorder
  • Hypermelanosis due to nutritional disorder
  • Hypermelanosis due to pheochromocytoma
  • Hypermelanosis following phototherapy for neonatal jaundice
  • Hypermelanosis of the eyelids due to hyperthyroidism
  • Hypermelanosis of undetermined etiology
  • Hypotrichosis with keratosis pilaris and lentiginosis
  • Labial lentigo
  • Lentiginosis
  • Lentiginosis due to psoralen and long-wave ultraviolet radiation therapy
  • Lentigo
  • Lentigo - freckle
  • Lentigo simplex
  • Linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis
  • Lupus erythematosus-associated hypermelanosis
  • Melanin pigmentation of oral mucosa
  • Melanin pigmentation of oral mucosa
  • Melanin pigmentation of oral mucosa associated with systemic condition
  • Melanoderma
  • Melanoderma
  • Melanoderma cachecticorum
  • Melanodermatitis toxica lichenoides
  • Melanosis
  • Melanosis of vulva
  • Metastasis from malignant melanoma of skin
  • Metastatic malignant melanoma with diffuse hypermelanosis
  • Mucosal lentiginosis
  • Myxoma of heart
  • Nevoid lentiginosis
  • Non-specific cutaneous reaction in Hodgkin's disease
  • Parasitic melanoderma
  • Penile hypermelanosis
  • Periorbital hypermelanosis
  • Pigmentary incontinence
  • Riehl's melanosis
  • Scleroderma-associated hypermelanosis
  • Senile lentigo
  • Senile melanoderma
  • Skin graft hyperpigmentation
  • Smoker's melanosis
  • Solar degeneration
  • Solar lentiginosis
  • Unilateral lentiginosis
  • Universal acquired melanosis
  • Vulvovaginal hypermelanosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Skin Pigmentation Disorders

Also called: Hyperpigmentation, Hypopigmentation

Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.

If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison's disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting a person's skin. A person with albinism may have no color, lighter than normal skin color, or patchy missing skin color. Infections, blisters and burns can also cause lighter skin.

  • Acanthosis nigricans (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Albinism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Incontinentia pigmenti (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Incontinentia pigmenti achromians (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Liver spots (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Melasma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin - abnormally dark or light (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin color - patchy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urticaria pigmentosa (Medical Encyclopedia)

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