Billable Medical Code for Other Specified Diseases of Hair and Hair Follicles
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 704.8
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 704.8.
The Short Description Is: Hair diseases NEC.
Folliculitis is also known as 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,
neosinophilic 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, and white forelock. This applies to folliculitis: NOS, abscedens et suffodiens, pustular, perifolliculitis: NOS, capitis abscedens et suffodiens, scalp, sycosis: NOS, barbae [not parasitic], lupoid, and vulgaris.
Folliculitis Definition and Symptoms
Folliculitis is when one or more hair follicles becomes inflamed. This can occur anywhere on the skin and is caused by follicles being damaged or blocked. Symptoms include a large swollen bump, red and inflamed skin, itchiness, pus filled blisters, cluster of small red bumps, and pain.