2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L01.0

Impetigo

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L01.0 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L01.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L01.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 L01.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Impetigo contagiosa
  • Impetigo vulgaris
The following code(s) above L01.0 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 L01.0:
  • L00-L99
    2019 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
    2019 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
  • L01
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L01

    Impetigo

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • impetigo herpetiformis (L40.1)
    Impetigo
Clinical Information
  • 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.
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
Code annotations containing back-references to L01.0:
  • Code First: H62.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H62.4

    Otitis externa in other diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • erysipelas (A46)
    • impetigo (L01.0)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • otitis externa (in):
    • candidiasis (B37.84)
    • herpes viral [herpes simplex] (B00.1)
    • herpes zoster (B02.8)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L01.0
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
L02.01 Cutaneous abscess of face
L02.02 Furuncle of face

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