ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 701.4

Keloid scar

Diagnosis Code 701.4

ICD-9: 701.4
Short Description: Keloid scar
Long Description: Keloid scar
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 701.4

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (680–709)
    • Other diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue (700-709)
      • 701 Other hypertrophic and atrophic conditions of skin

Information for Patients


Also called: Cicatrix, Keloid scar

A scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over a wound. It forms when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn, or sore. You can also get scars from surgery that cuts through the skin, infections like chickenpox, or skin conditions like acne. Scars are often thicker, as well as pinker, redder, or shinier, than the rest of your skin.

How your scar looks depends on

  • How big and deep your wound is
  • Where it is
  • How long it takes to heal
  • Your age
  • Your inherited tendency to scar

Scars usually fade over time but never go away completely. If the way a scar looks bothers you, various treatments might minimize it. These include surgical revision, dermabrasion, laser treatments, injections, chemical peels, and creams.

  • Dermabrasion
  • Keloids
  • Scar revision

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