L72.2: Steatocystoma multiplex

You have a skin condition where papules or nodules on the skin are formed.

Every hair is anchored in a small bulb, the hair follicle. This condition causes fairly large cysts filled with solid material to develop around these small hair follicles. The cysts can then be seen or felt as small papules.

The papules are mainly found on the forehead and the upper body.

Changes in the genetic makeup cause this condition. Other family members may also be affected.

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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