2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L00

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L00 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L00 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L00 - other international versions of ICD-10 L00 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Ritter's disease
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code to identify percentage of skin exfoliation (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L49
    • L49 Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions ac...
      • L49.0 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
      • L49.1 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
      • L49.2 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
      • L49.3 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
      • L49.4 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
      • L49.5 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
      • L49.6 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
      • L49.7 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
      • L49.8 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
      • L49.9 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition inv...
    L49.-
    )
Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as L00. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • bullous impetigo (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L01.03

    Bullous impetigo

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Impetigo neonatorum
    • Pemphigus neonatorum
    L01.03
    )
  • pemphigus neonatorum (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L01.03

    Bullous impetigo

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Impetigo neonatorum
    • Pemphigus neonatorum
    L01.03
    )
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis [Lyell] (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L51.2

    Toxic epidermal necrolysis [Lyell]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    L51.2
    )
The following code(s) above L00 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 L00:
  • 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
  • L00-L08
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range L00-L08

    Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    Type 2 Excludes
    • hordeolum (H00.0)
    • infective dermatitis (L30.3)
    • local infections of skin classified in Chapter 1
    • lupus panniculitis (L93.2)
    • panniculitis NOS (M79.3)
    • panniculitis of neck and back (M54.0-)
    • Perlèche NOS (K13.0)
    • Perlèche due to candidiasis (B37.0)
    • Perlèche due to riboflavin deficiency (E53.0)
    • pyogenic granuloma (L98.0)
    • relapsing panniculitis [Weber-Christian] (M35.6)
    • viral warts (B07.-)
    • zoster (B02.-)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
    Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Clinical Information
  • A blistering skin disorder caused by exfoliative toxins produced by staphylococcus aureus infection. The toxins cause the formation of bullae and diffuse skin desquamation. The lesions may be localized or generalized, far away from the initial site of infection.
  • A disease of infants due to group 2 phage type 17 staphylococci that produce an epidermolytic exotoxin. Superficial fine vesicles and bullae form and rupture easily, resulting in loss of large sheets of epidermis.
ICD-10-CM L00 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 595 Major skin disorders with mcc
  • 596 Major skin disorders without mcc

Convert L00 to ICD-9-CM

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
Code annotations containing back-references to L00:
  • Code First: L49
    , L49
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L49

    Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • erythematous condition causing exfoliation, such as:
    • Ritter's disease (L00)
    • (Staphylococcal) scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (L51.1)
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome-toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • overlap syndrome (L51.3)
    • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (L51.2)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L49

    Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • erythematous condition causing exfoliation, such as:
    • Ritter's disease (L00)
    • (Staphylococcal) scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (L51.1)
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome-toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • overlap syndrome (L51.3)
    • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (L51.2)
  • Type 1 Excludes: P39.4
    , P39.4
    , P83
    , L26
    , L51
    , L51
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P39.4

    Neonatal skin infection

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Applicable To
    • Neonatal pyoderma
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pemphigus neonatorum (L00)
    • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P39.4

    Neonatal skin infection

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Applicable To
    • Neonatal pyoderma
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pemphigus neonatorum (L00)
    • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P83

    Other conditions of integument specific to newborn

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital malformations of skin and integument (Q80-Q84)
    • hydrops fetalis due to hemolytic disease (P56.-)
    • neonatal skin infection (P39.4)
    • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • cradle cap (L21.0)
    • diaper [napkin] dermatitis (L22)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L26

    Exfoliative dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Hebra's pityriasis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Ritter's disease (L00)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L51

    Erythema multiforme

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    • Ritter's disease (L00)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L51

    Erythema multiforme

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    • Ritter's disease (L00)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L00:
  • Dermatitis (eczematous) L30.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30.9

    Dermatitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Eczema NOS
    • exfoliative, exfoliativa (generalized) L26
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L26

      Exfoliative dermatitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Hebra's pityriasis
      Type 1 Excludes
      • Ritter's disease (L00)
      • neonatorum L00
    • Ritter's L00 (exfoliativa)
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Ritter's L00
  • Ritter's disease L00
  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome L00
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • staphylococcal scalded skin L00

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L00
K94.32 Esophagostomy infection
K94.33 Esophagostomy malfunction
K94.39 Other complications of esophagostomy
K95 Complications of bariatric procedures
K95.0 Complications of gastric band procedure
K95.01 Infection due to gastric band procedure
K95.09 Other complications of gastric band procedure
K95.8 Complications of other bariatric procedure
K95.81 Infection due to other bariatric procedure
K95.89 Other complications of other bariatric procedure
L00 Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
L01 Impetigo
L01.0 Impetigo
L01.00 …… unspecified
L01.01 Non-bullous impetigo
L01.02 Bockhart's impetigo
L01.03 Bullous impetigo
L01.09 Other impetigo
L01.1 Impetiginization of other dermatoses
L02 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle
L02.0 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of face

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