L81.2: Freckles

You have freckles.

Freckles cause the skin in the affected areas to have more pigmentation than normal. This happens after the skin there has been exposed to sunlight. If there is more pigmentation, then the skin will appear darker than its environment.

Freckles are small, round, brownish patches that have a clearly recognizable edge. They are mainly found on the face and on arms, shoulders and in the neck area.

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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