ICD-9 Code 696.1

Other psoriasis

Not Valid for Submission

696.1 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other psoriasis. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 696.1
Short Description:Other psoriasis
Long Description:Other psoriasis

Convert 696.1 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • L40.0 - Psoriasis vulgaris
  • L40.1 - Generalized pustular psoriasis
  • L40.2 - Acrodermatitis continua
  • L40.3 - Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris
  • L40.4 - Guttate psoriasis
  • L40.8 - Other psoriasis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (680–709)
    • Other inflammatory conditions of skin and subcutaneous tissue (690-698)
      • 696 Psoriasis and similar disorders

Information for Medical Professionals


  • Acrodermatitis continua
  • Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau
  • Actively extending plaque psoriasis
  • Acute generalized pustular flare of preexisting plaque psoriasis
  • Acute generalized pustular psoriasis de novo
  • Acute guttate psoriasis
  • Childhood pustular psoriasis
  • Chronic guttate pattern psoriasis
  • Chronic large plaque psoriasis
  • Chronic small plaque psoriasis
  • Chronic stable plaque psoriasis
  • Circinate and annular pustular psoriasis
  • Drug-exacerbated psoriasis
  • Early onset psoriasis type 1
  • Eczematized psoriasis
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis
  • Familial psoriasis
  • Familial psoriasis with affected first degree relative
  • Familial psoriasis without affected first degree relative
  • Flexural psoriasis
  • Generalized psoriasis
  • Generalized pustular psoriasis
  • Generalized pustular psoriasis of pregnancy
  • Generalized pustular psoriasis of von Zumbush
  • Generalized pustular psoriasis, exanthematous type
  • Guttate flare of psoriasis with preexisting plaques
  • Guttate psoriasis
  • Hypertrophic palmar psoriasis
  • Hypertrophic palmoplantar psoriasis
  • Infantile pustular psoriasis
  • Juvenile pustular psoriasis
  • Köbner psoriasis
  • Lapiere type of psoriasis
  • Late onset psoriasis type 2
  • Localized acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau
  • Localized pustular psoriasis
  • Nevoid psoriasis
  • Non-pustular psoriasis of hands
  • Non-pustular psoriasis of hands and feet
  • Onset of psoriasis in adolescence
  • Onset of psoriasis in childhood
  • Onset of psoriasis in early adulthood
  • Onset of psoriasis in infancy
  • Photoaggravated psoriasis
  • Plaque psoriasis
  • Psoriasiform dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriasis annularis
  • Psoriasis circinata
  • Psoriasis diffusa
  • Psoriasis geographica
  • Psoriasis gyrata
  • Psoriasis inveterata
  • Psoriasis of face
  • Psoriasis of nail
  • Psoriasis of penis
  • Psoriasis of perianal skin
  • Psoriasis of scalp margin
  • Psoriasis of vulva
  • Psoriasis palmaris
  • Psoriasis plantaris
  • Psoriasis punctata
  • Psoriasis universalis
  • Psoriasis vulgaris
  • Psoriasis-eczema overlap condition
  • Pustular psoriasis
  • Pustular psoriasis in children
  • Pustular psoriasis of the palms AND/OR soles
  • Rupioid psoriasis
  • Scalp psoriasis
  • Seborrheic psoriasis
  • Spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis
  • Unstable psoriasis

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 696.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get the patches on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis.

A problem with your immune system causes psoriasis. In a process called cell turnover, skin cells that grow deep in your skin rise to the surface. Normally, this takes a month. In psoriasis, it happens in just days because your cells rise too fast.

Psoriasis can be hard to diagnose because it can look like other skin diseases. Your doctor might need to look at a small skin sample under a microscope.

Psoriasis can last a long time, even a lifetime. Symptoms come and go. Things that make them worse include

  • Infections
  • Stress
  • Dry skin
  • Certain medicines

Psoriasis usually occurs in adults. It sometimes runs in families. Treatments include creams, medicines, and light therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriasis - guttate

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
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  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
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