ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R23.1


Diagnosis Code R23.1

ICD-10: R23.1
Short Description: Pallor
Long Description: Pallor
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R23.1

Valid for Submission
The code R23.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue (R20-R23)
      • Other skin changes (R23)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R23.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Blanching of skin
  • Blanching of skin of lower leg on elevation
  • Body pale
  • Clammy skin
  • Cocaine-induced acrocyanosis and livedo reticularis
  • Decreased skin temperature
  • Finding of color of limb
  • Finding of temperature of skin
  • Idiopathic livedo reticularis
  • Idiopathic livedo reticularis with summer ulceration
  • Idiopathic livedo reticularis with systemic involvement
  • Idiopathic livedo reticularis with winter ulceration
  • Livedo
  • Livedo reticularis
  • Livedo reticularis without ulceration
  • Lividity
  • Moist skin
  • On examination - cold and clammy
  • On examination - color pale
  • Pale - symptom
  • Pale complexion
  • Skin lesion in drug addict
  • White extremities

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R23.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Acrodermatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cryotherapy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cutaneous skin tags (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dry skin -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erythema multiforme (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Granuloma annulare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keratosis pilaris (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lichen planus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Milia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sebaceous cyst (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Seborrheic keratosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal-aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers (Medical Encyclopedia)

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