ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017

See: Other acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation

L56 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

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Other acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation

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  • code to identify the source of the ultraviolet radiation (W89, X32)

More specific codes for Other acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation

  • L56.0 - Drug phototoxic response
  • L56.1 - Drug photoallergic response
  • L56.2 - Photocontact dermatitis [berloque dermatitis]
  • L56.3 - Solar urticaria
  • L56.4 - Polymorphous light eruption
  • L56.5 - Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP)
  • L56.8 - Other specified acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation
  • L56.9 - Acute skin change due to ultraviolet radiation, unspecified
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