Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 697.1
Lichen nitidus
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 697.1 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 697.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A chronic inflammatory disease characterized by shiny, flat-topped, usually flesh-colored micropapules no larger than the head of a pin. Lesions are localized in the early stages, found chiefly on the lower abdomen, penis, and inner surface of the thighs. Distribution may become generalized as the disease progresses.
Applies To
  • Pinkus' disease
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 697.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L44.1 Lichen nitidus
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 697.1:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Pinkus' (lichen nitidus) 697.1
  • Lichen 697.9
    • nitidus 697.1
  • Pinkus' disease (lichen nitidus) 697.1
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