Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 698.3
Lichenification and lichen simplex chronicus
  • Short description: Lichenification.
  • ICD-9-CM 698.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 698.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 698.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 698.3: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Prurigo nodularis
698.3 Excludes
  • neurodermatitis, diffuse (of Brocq) (691.8)
Applies To
  • Hyde's disease
  • Neurodermatitis (circumscripta) (local)
  • Prurigo nodularis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 698.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L28.0 Lichen simplex chronicus
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L28.1 Prurigo nodularis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 698.3:
  • Brocq's disease 691.8
    • lichen simplex chronicus 698.3
  • Dermatitis (allergic) (contact) (occupational) (venenata) 692.9
    • neuro 698.3
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Brocq's 691.8
      • meaning
        • atopic (diffuse) neurodermatitis 691.8
        • dermatitis herpetiformis 694.0
        • lichen simplex chronicus 698.3
        • parapsoriasis 696.2
        • prurigo 698.2
    • Hyde's (prurigo nodularis) 698.3
    • Vidal's (lichen simplex chronicus) 698.3
  • Eczema (acute) (allergic) (chronic) (erythematous) (fissum) (occupational) (rubrum) (squamous) 692.9
    • verrucosum callosum 698.3
  • Eruption
    • skin (see also Dermatitis) 782.1
      • creeping (meaning hookworm) 126.9
      • due to
        • chemical(s) NEC 692.4
        • drug - see Dermatitis, due to, drug
        • prophylactic inoculation or vaccination against disease - see Dermatitis, due to, vaccine
        • smallpox vaccination NEC - see Dermatitis, due to, vaccine
      • erysipeloid 027.1
      • feigned 698.4
      • hutchinson, summer 692.72
      • kaposi's, varicelliform 054.0
      • lichenoid, axilla 698.3
      • polymorphous, due to light 692.72
      • toxic NEC 695.0
      • vesicular 709.8
  • Hyde's disease (prurigo nodularis) 698.3
  • Lichen 697.9
    • corneus obtusus 698.3
    • simplex (Vidal's) 698.3
      • chronicus 698.3
      • circumscriptus 698.3
  • Lichenification 698.3
    • nodular 698.3
  • Neurodermatitis (circumscribed) (circumscripta) (local) 698.3
    • nodulosa 698.3
  • Prurigo (ferox) (gravis) (Hebra's) (hebrae) (mitis) (simplex) 698.2
    • agria 698.3
    • nodularis 698.3
  • Vidal's disease (lichen simplex chronicus) 698.3
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