Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 701.2
Acquired acanthosis nigricans
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Acq acanthosis nigricans.
  • ICD-9-CM 701.2 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 701.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acanthosis nigricans
  • Acanthosis nigricans, acquired
  • Acanthosis nigricans, malignant
  • Malignant acanthosis nigricans
Clinical Information
  • Circumscribed melanosis consisting of a brown pigmented, velvety verrucosity or fine papillomatosis appearing in the axillae and other body folds; occurs in association with endocrine disorders, underlying malignancy, administration of certain drugs, or as in inherited disorder.
Applies To
  • Keratosis nigricans
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 701.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L83 Acanthosis nigricans
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 701.2:
  • Acanthosis (acquired) (nigricans) 701.2
    • adult 701.2
    • juvenile 701.2
  • Dystrophy, dystrophia 783.9
    • pigmentary (see also Acanthosis) 701.2
  • Keratosis 701.1
    • nigricans 701.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Miescher's
      • familial acanthosis nigricans 701.2
      • granulomatosis disciformis 709.3
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