Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 704.8
Other specified diseases of hair and hair follicles
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Hair diseases NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 704.8 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 704.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abnormal keratinization of hair follicle
  • Acne necrotica miliaris
  • Acne necrotica varioliformis of scalp margin
  • Acne with gram negative folliculitis
  • Actinic folliculitis
  • Acute folliculitis
  • Agminate folliculitis
  • Bacterial folliculitis
  • BIDS brittle hair-impaired intellect-decreased fertility-short stature syndrome
  • Bockhart impetigo
  • Chronic folliculitis
  • Chronic folliculitis of legs
  • Collarettes of lash follicles
  • Crandall's syndrome
  • Deep bacterial folliculitis
  • Demodex folliculitis
  • Disseminate infundibulo-folliculitis
  • Disturbance of hair cycle
  • Eosinophilic folliculitis
  • Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis
  • Erythromelanosis follicularis of face AND/OR neck
  • Exclamation point hair
  • Follicular plugging
  • Folliculitis
  • Folliculitis nares perforans
  • Folliculitis of lids
  • Gram-negative folliculitis
  • Greasy hair
  • Hair cast
  • Hair sinus
  • Hair sinus in foot
  • Hairs broken close to the skin
  • Increased hair growth
  • Ingrown hair
  • Lanugo
  • Loose anagen hair syndrome
  • Lupoid sycosis
  • Lupoid sycosis of beard
  • Malassezia folliculitis
  • Matted hair
  • Milker's sinus
  • Multiple fibrofolliculomas
  • Neonatal eosinophilic pustular folliculitis
  • Nodular folliculitis
  • On examination - follicular pustules
  • Perforating folliculitis
  • Perifolliculitis
  • Perifolliculitis capitis
  • Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens
  • Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens
  • Pili incarnati
  • Pili multigemini
  • Propionibacterium acnes folliculitis
  • Pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy
  • Pseudofolliculitis
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae
  • Pseudofolliculitis colli
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa folliculitis
  • Pustular folliculitis
  • Reactive follicular hyperplasia in the elderly
  • Scalp folliculitis
  • Sheepshearer's hair sinus
  • Short anagen syndrome
  • Staphylococcal folliculitis of scalp
  • Superficial folliculitis
  • Sycosis
  • Sycosis barbae
  • Sycosis cruris
  • Symmetrical circumscribed allotrichia
  • Trichomalacia
  • Trichostasis spinulosa
  • Tufted folliculitis
  • Whirlpool folliculitis
  • White forelock
Applies To
  • Folliculitis:
    • NOS
    • abscedens et suffodiens
    • pustular
  • Perifolliculitis:
    • NOS
    • capitis abscedens et suffodiens
    • scalp
  • Sycosis:
    • NOS
    • barbae [not parasitic]
    • lupoid
    • vulgaris
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 704.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L66.3 Perifolliculitis capitis abscedens
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L73.8 Other specified follicular disorders
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 704.8:
  • Acne (pustular) (vulgaris) 706.1
    • necrotic, necrotica 706.0
      • miliaris 704.8
  • Bockhart's impetigo (superficial folliculitis) 704.8
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • scalp (any part) 682.8
      • dissecting 704.8
  • Dermatitis (allergic) (contact) (occupational) (venenata) 692.9
    • follicularis 704.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • hair (follicles) NEC 704.9
      • specified type NEC 704.8
  • Folliculitis 704.8
    • abscedens et suffodiens 704.8
    • gonorrheal (acute) 098.0
      • chronic or duration of 2 months or more 098.2
    • pustular 704.8
    • ulerythematosa reticulata 701.8
  • Impetigo (any organism) (any site) (bullous) (circinate) (contagiosa) (neonatorum) (simplex) 684
    • Bockhart's (superficial folliculitis) 704.8
  • Ingrowing
    • hair 704.8
  • Mentagra (see also Sycosis) 704.8
  • Perifolliculitis (abscedens) 704.8
    • capitis, abscedens et suffodiens 704.8
    • dissecting, scalp 704.8
    • scalp 704.8
    • superficial pustular 704.8
  • Pili
    • incarnati 704.8
  • Sycosis 704.8
    • barbae (not parasitic) 704.8
    • lupoid 704.8
    • vulgaris 704.8
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