2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L08.0

Pyoderma

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • L08.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L08.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L08.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 L08.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Dermatitis gangrenosa
  • Purulent dermatitis
  • Septic dermatitis
  • Suppurative dermatitis
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
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 L08.0. 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.
  • pyoderma gangrenosum (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L88

    Pyoderma gangrenosum

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Phagedenic pyoderma
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dermatitis gangrenosa (L08.0)
    L88
    )
  • pyoderma vegetans (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L08.81

    Pyoderma vegetans

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)
    • pyoderma NOS (L08.0)
    L08.81
    )
The following code(s) above L08.0 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 L08.0:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Ecthyma
Clinical Information
  • Any purulent skin disease (Dorland, 27th ed).
  • Pus-producing skin infection
ICD-10-CM L08.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 602 Cellulitis with mcc
  • 603 Cellulitis without mcc

Convert L08.0 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
Code annotations containing back-references to L08.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: L08.81
    , L88
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L08.81

    Pyoderma vegetans

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)
    • pyoderma NOS (L08.0)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L88

    Pyoderma gangrenosum

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Phagedenic pyoderma
    Type 1 Excludes
    • dermatitis gangrenosa (L08.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L08.0:
  • Dermatitis (eczematous) L30.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30.9

    Dermatitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Eczema NOS
    • gangrenosa, gangrenous infantum L08.0
    • purulent L08.0
    • pyococcal L08.0
    • pyogenica L08.0
    • septic L08.0
    • suppurative L08.0
  • Ecthyma L08.0
    • gangrenosum L08.0
  • Lesion(s) (nontraumatic)
    • skin L98.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.9

      Disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • suppurative L08.0
  • Pustular rash L08.0
  • Pyoderma, pyodermia L08.0
  • Pyodermatitis L08.0
  • Rash (toxic) R21
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R21

    Rash and other nonspecific skin eruption

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Includes
    • rash NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • specified type of rash- code to condition
    • vesicular eruption (R23.8)
    • pustular L08.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L08.0
L04.8 Acute lymphadenitis of other sites
L04.9 Acute lymphadenitis, unspecified
L05 Pilonidal cyst and sinus
L05.0 Pilonidal cyst and sinus with abscess
L05.01 Pilonidal cyst with abscess
L05.02 Pilonidal sinus with abscess
L05.9 Pilonidal cyst and sinus without abscess
L05.91 Pilonidal cyst without abscess
L05.92 Pilonidal sinus without abscess
L08 Other local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue
L08.0 Pyoderma
L08.1 Erythrasma
L08.8 Other specified local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
L08.81 Pyoderma vegetans
L08.82 Omphalitis not of newborn
L08.89 Other specified local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
L08.9 Local infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified
L10 Pemphigus
L10.0 Pemphigus vulgaris
L10.1 Pemphigus vegetans
L10.2 Pemphigus foliaceous

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.