ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L81.8

Other specified disorders of pigmentation

Diagnosis Code L81.8

ICD-10: L81.8
Short Description: Other specified disorders of pigmentation
Long Description: Other specified disorders of pigmentation
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L81.8

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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 L81.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Accidental and/or traumatic tattoo
  • Acquired disorder of skin color
  • Acquired lentiginosis
  • Acromelanosis
  • Addisonian pigmentation of palms
  • Amalgam tattoo
  • Amateur decorative tattoo of skin
  • Argyria of skin
  • Arsenic-induced hypomelanosis
  • Arsenic-induced skin pigmentation
  • Buccal pigmentation due to Addison's disease
  • Carotene pigmentation of skin
  • Chemically-induced hypomelanosis
  • Chlorpromazine pigmentation
  • Chrysoderma
  • Collier's stripes
  • Complication of laser surgery
  • Congenital/hereditary lentiginosis
  • Crystal violet tattoo
  • Decorative tattoo of skin
  • Dermatosis resulting from vascular insufficiency
  • Disorder of nail color
  • Disorder of skin color
  • Disorder of skin color
  • Disorder of skin color
  • Disorder of skin color
  • Disorder of skin color
  • Disorder of skin color
  • Drug induced abnormal pigmentation of skin
  • Drug induced abnormal pigmentation of skin
  • Drug induced abnormal pigmentation of skin
  • Drug-induced pigmentation
  • Drug-induced pigmentation
  • Drug-induced pigmentation
  • Endogenous non-melanin pigmentation
  • Endogenous non-melanin pigmentation
  • Erythromelanosis follicularis of face AND/OR neck
  • Exogenous ochronosis
  • Exogenous pigmentation of oral mucosa
  • Finding of appearance of hand
  • Finding of color of hand
  • Finding of palmar crease
  • Hemosiderin pigmentation of skin
  • Hemosiderin pigmentation of skin due to venous insufficiency
  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Hypermelanosis due to endocrine disorder
  • Iatrogenic tattoo
  • Inherited cutaneous hyperpigmentation
  • Iron salt tattoo
  • Irregular outline of pigmented skin lesion
  • Labial melanin incontinence
  • Laser-induced dyspigmentation
  • Laser-induced hyperpigmentation
  • Laugier-Hunziker syndrome
  • Local exogenous pigmentation of oral mucosa
  • Local exogenous pigmentation of oral soft tissue
  • Malarial pigment deposition
  • Melanin pigmentation of oral mucosa
  • Melanonychia
  • Mercury pigmentation of skin
  • Mixed color of pigmented skin lesion
  • Nevoid acquired lentiginosis
  • Non-melanin pigmentation caused by drug
  • Non-melanin pigmentation due to exogenous substance
  • Non-melanin pigmentation due to exogenous substance
  • Non-melanin pigmentation due to exogenous substance
  • Non-melanin pigmentation due to exogenous substance
  • Occupational tattoo
  • Ochronosis caused by hydroquinone
  • Oral pigmentary incontinence
  • Pigmentation
  • Pigmentation caused by diet
  • Pigmentation due to exogenous pigment
  • Pigmentation of palmar creases
  • Pigmentation of skin or mucosa
  • Pigmented peribuccal erythrosis of Brocq
  • Pigmented skin lesion of suspected benign nature
  • Pigmented xerodermoid cyst
  • Pityriasis rotunda
  • Postinflammatory skin pigmentation change
  • Professional decorative tattoo of skin
  • Pseudoatrophoderma colli
  • Reticulate acropigmentation of Kitamura
  • Schistosomal pigment deposition
  • Skin disease caused by arsenic
  • Skin disease caused by arsenic
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Skin pigmentation due to hemosiderosis
  • Tattoo of skin
  • Toxicoderma
  • Toxicoderma
  • Zosteriform reticulate hyperpigmentation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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