ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L81.6

Other disorders of diminished melanin formation

Diagnosis Code L81.6

ICD-10: L81.6
Short Description: Other disorders of diminished melanin formation
Long Description: Other disorders of diminished melanin formation
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L81.6

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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 L81.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Achromia of skin
  • Acquired hypomelanosis of uncertain etiology
  • Acquired hypomelanotic disorder
  • Acquired poikiloderma
  • Alezzandrini syndrome
  • Chemically-induced hypomelanosis
  • Chronic phototoxic dermatitis
  • Circumscribed hypomelanosis
  • Complication of cryotherapy procedure
  • Complication of laser surgery
  • Cutaneous complication of systemic sclerosis
  • Drug-induced hypomelanosis
  • Hereditary acrokeratotic poikiloderma of Weary
  • Hereditary sclerosing poikiloderma
  • Hypermelanosis caused by photodynamic agent
  • Hypomelanosis due to cryotherapy
  • Hypomelanosis due to scarring
  • Hypomelanosis due to scarring
  • Hypomelanosis surrounding malignant melanoma
  • Hypomelanosis surrounding melanocytic neoplasm
  • Hypomelanosis surrounding melanocytic neoplasm
  • Hypomelanotic mycosis fungoides
  • Hypomelanotic sarcoidosis
  • Infection caused by Onchocerca volvulus
  • Laser-induced dyspigmentation
  • Laser-induced hypopigmentation
  • Localized hereditary amyloidosis
  • Lupus erythematosus-associated poikiloderma
  • Onchocercal depigmentation
  • Onchodermatitis
  • Poikiloderma
  • Poikiloderma
  • Poikiloderma
  • Poikiloderma
  • Poikiloderma caused by cold injury
  • Poikiloderma caused by photodynamic agent
  • Poikiloderma due to connective tissue disease
  • Poikiloderma due to heat of infra-red radiation
  • Poikiloderma due to lichen planus
  • Poikilodermal cutaneous amyloid
  • Poikilodermatous mycosis fungoides
  • Post-infective hypomelanosis
  • Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation
  • Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation
  • Postinflammatory skin pigmentation change
  • Postinflammatory skin pigmentation change
  • Scleroderma-associated poikiloderma
  • Symmetrical progressive leucopathy

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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