2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L60

Nail disorders

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L60 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L60 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L60 - other international versions of ICD-10 L60 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (L60) and the excluded code together.
  • clubbing of nails (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R68.3

    Clubbing of fingers

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Clubbing of nails
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital clubfinger (Q68.1)
    R68.3
    )
  • onychia and paronychia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.0

    Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infection of nail
    • Onychia
    • Paronychia
    • Perionychia
    L03.0-
    )
The following code(s) above L60 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to L60:
  • L00-L99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range L00-L99

    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • lipomelanotic reticulosis (I89.8)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
    • viral warts (B07.-)
    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • L60-L75
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range L60-L75

    Disorders of skin appendages

    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital malformations of integument (Q84.-)
    Disorders of skin appendages
Clinical Information
  • Diseases of the nail plate and tissues surrounding it. The concept is limited to primates.
  • Your toenails and fingernails protect the tissues of your toes and fingers. They are made up of layers of a hardened protein called keratin, which is also in your hair and skin. Your nails' health can be a clue to your overall health. Healthy nails are usually smooth and consistent in color. Specific types of nail discoloration and changes in growth rate can signal various lung, heart, kidney and liver diseases, as well as diabetes and anemia. White spots and vertical ridges are harmless. Nail problems that sometimes require treatment include bacterial and fungal infections, ingrown nails, tumors and warts. Keeping nails clean, dry and trimmed can help you avoid some problems. Do not remove the cuticle, which can cause infection.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L60
L57.8 Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation
L57.9 Skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation, unspecified
L58 Radiodermatitis
L58.0 Acute radiodermatitis
L58.1 Chronic radiodermatitis
L58.9 Radiodermatitis, unspecified
L59 Other disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue related to radiation
L59.0 Erythema ab igne [dermatitis ab igne]
L59.8 Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue related to radiation
L59.9 Disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue related to radiation, unspecified
L60 Nail disorders
L60.0 Ingrowing nail
L60.1 Onycholysis
L60.2 Onychogryphosis
L60.3 Nail dystrophy
L60.4 Beau's lines
L60.5 Yellow nail syndrome
L60.8 Other nail disorders
L60.9 Nail disorder, unspecified
L62 Nail disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
L63 Alopecia areata

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