L70.5: Acné excoriée

Your skin has changed in certain places.

You have small, self-inflicted skin wounds in certain places. You may have scratched your spots too much, or squeezed them. Your skin has become inflamed in the places affected. Larger wounds or scarring may occur.

The skin on the face, shoulders and chest, in particular, is usually affected by these skin changes.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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