L80: Vitiligo

You have a condition where white patches form on the skin.

This disease is also called vitiligo or leucoderma. The first sign is small white patches appearing on the skin. The white patches can get bigger and form large surface areas.

Vitiligo is mainly found on the face and the backs of the hands and soles of the feet. But other areas of the body can also be affected. The hair may also be white on the affected areas.

The exact cause of vitiligo is not yet known for sure. However, it is believed that various influences can play a role. These influences include different medicines or diseases. Several people in a family can 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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