Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L01
2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L01
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- L01 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM L01 became effective on October 1, 2020.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L01 - other international versions of ICD-10 L01 may differ.
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- A common superficial bacterial infection caused by staphylococcus aureus or group a beta-hemolytic streptococci. Characteristics include pustular lesions that rupture and discharge a thin, amber-colored fluid that dries and forms a crust. This condition is commonly located on the face, especially about the mouth and nose.
- A contagious bacterial cutaneous infection that affects children and is usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. It usually presents in the face with honey colored scabs.
- Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. Usually the cause is staphylococcal (staph) but sometimes streptococcus (strep) can cause it, too. It is most common in children between the ages of two and six. It usually starts when bacteria get into a break in the skin, such as a cut, scratch or insect bite. Symptoms start with red or pimple-like sores surrounded by red skin. These sores can be anywhere, but usually they occur on your face, arms and legs. The sores fill with pus, then break open after a few days and form a thick crust. They are often itchy, but scratching them can spread the sores. Impetigo can spread by contact with sores or nasal discharge from an infected person. You can treat impetigo with antibiotics.
- 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
- 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L01
Other complications of esophagostomy
Complications of bariatric procedures
Complications of gastric band procedure
Infection due to gastric band procedure
Other complications of gastric band procedure
Complications of other bariatric procedure
Infection due to other bariatric procedure
Other complications of other bariatric procedure
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
Impetiginization of other dermatoses
Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle
Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of face
Cutaneous abscess of face
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.