ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R61

Generalized hyperhidrosis

Diagnosis Code R61

ICD-10: R61
Short Description: Generalized hyperhidrosis
Long Description: Generalized hyperhidrosis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R61

Valid for Submission
The code R61 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Generalized hyperhidrosis (R61)

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 R61 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 780.8 - Generalizd hyperhidrosis

  • Asymmetric sweating
  • Asymmetrical hyperhidrosis
  • Asymmetrical hyperhidrosis
  • Clammy sweat
  • Cold sweat
  • Compensatory hyperhidrosis
  • Excessive sweating
  • Generalized hyperhidrosis
  • Gustatory hyperhidrosis
  • Hot sweats
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hyperhidrosis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Hyperhidrosis due to causalgia
  • Idiopathic diffuse hyperhidrosis
  • Myokymia, hyperhidrosis, impaired muscle relaxation syndrome
  • Night sweats
  • On examination - sweating
  • Sweating
  • Sweating attack
  • Sweating fever
  • Sweating on one side of body
  • Sweating problem
  • Sweating symptom

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R61 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Perspiration

Sweat is a clear, salty liquid produced by glands in your skin. Sweating is how your body cools itself. You sweat mainly under your arms and on your feet and palms. When sweat mixes with bacteria on your skin, it can cause a smell. Bathing regularly and using antiperspirants or deodorants can help control the odor.

Sweating a lot is normal when it is hot or when you exercise, are anxious, or have a fever. It also happens during menopause. If you often sweat too much, it's called hyperhidrosis. Causes include thyroid or nervous system disorders, low blood sugar, or another health problem.

Sweating too little, anhidrosis, can be life-threatening because your body can overheat. Causes of anhidrosis include dehydration, burns, and some skin and nerve disorders.

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