2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L08.9

Local infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L08.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Local infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unsp
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L08.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L08.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 L08.9 may differ.
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that may be applicable to L08.9:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abdominal wall abrasion, with infection
  • Abdominal wall blister, with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of gum with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of lip with infection
  • Abrasion of abdominal wall, infected
  • Abrasion of anus, infected
  • Abrasion of buttock, infected
  • Abrasion of chest wall, infected
  • Abrasion of face, infected
  • Abrasion of groin, infected
  • Abrasion of left ankle with infection
  • Abrasion of left foot with infection
  • Abrasion of left great toe with infection
  • Abrasion of left lesser toe with infection
  • Abrasion of neck, infected
  • Abrasion of penis, infected
  • Abrasion of right ankle with infection
  • Abrasion of right foot with infection
  • Abrasion of right great toe with infection
  • Abrasion of right lesser toe with infection
  • Abrasion of scalp, infected
  • Abrasion of vagina, infected
  • Abrasion of vulva, infected
  • Abrasion or friction burn of head, infected
  • Anus abrasion, with infection
  • Blister of left foot with infection
  • Blister of left great toe with infection
  • Blister of left lesser toe with infection
  • Blister of right foot with infection
  • Blister of right great toe with infection
  • Blister of right lesser toe with infection
  • Buttock abrasion, with infection
  • Buttock blister, with infection
  • Cheek abrasion with infection
  • Cheek blister with infection
  • Chest wall abrasion, with infection
  • Chest wall blister, with infection
  • Chin abrasion with infection
  • Chin blister with infection
  • Dactylitis of skin
  • Dactylitis, skin (finger or toe condition)
  • Face abrasion, with infection
  • Female genital organ abrasion with infection
  • Female genital organ blister with infection
  • Forehead abrasion with infection
  • Forehead blister with infection
  • Groin abrasion, with infection
  • Groin blister, with infection
  • Gum abrasion, with infection
  • Head abrasion, with infection
  • Head blister, with infection
  • Infection of skin
  • Infection of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue
  • Infection of skin or subcutaneous tissue
  • Infection of subcutaneous tissue
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of head, infected
  • Left ankle abrasion, with infection
  • Left ankle blister, with infection
  • Left axilla abrasion with infection
  • Left axilla blister with infection
  • Left breast abrasion with infection
  • Left breast blister with infection
  • Left chest wall abrasion with infection
  • Left chest wall blister with infection
  • Left ear abrasion with infection
  • Left ear blister with infection
  • Left elbow abrasion, with infection
  • Left elbow blister, with infection
  • Left eyelid abrasion with infection
  • Left eyelid blister with infection
  • Left finger abrasion with infection
  • Left finger blister with infection
  • Left foot abrasion, with infection
  • Left foot blister, with infection
  • Left forearm abrasion, with infection
  • Left forearm blister, with infection
  • Left great toe abrasion, with infection
  • Left great toe blister, with infection
  • Left hand abrasion with infection
  • Left hand blister with infection
  • Left hip abrasion with infection
  • Left hip blister with infection
  • Left index finger abrasion with infection
  • Left index finger blister with infection
  • Left knee abrasion with infection
  • Left knee blister with infection
  • Left lesser toe abrasion, with infection
  • Left lesser toe blister, with infection
  • Left little finger abrasion with infection
  • Left little finger blister with infection
  • Left lower leg abrasion with infection
  • Left lower leg blister with infection
  • Left middle finger abrasion with infection
  • Left middle finger blister with infection
  • Left posterior thorax abrasion with infection
  • Left posterior thorax blister with infection
  • Left ring finger abrasion with infection
  • Left ring finger blister with infection
  • Left shoulder abrasion with infection
  • Left shoulder blister with infection
  • Left thigh abrasion with infection
  • Left thigh blister with infection
  • Left thumb abrasion, with infection
  • Left thumb blister, with infection
  • Left upper arm abrasion with infection
  • Left upper arm blister with infection
  • Left wrist abrasion with infection
  • Left wrist blister with infection
  • Lip abrasion, with infection
  • Low back abrasion with infection
  • Low back blister with infection
  • Male genital organ abrasion with infection
  • Male genital organ blister with infection
  • Mouth abrasion with infection
  • Mouth blister with infection
  • Neck abrasion, with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of abdominal wall with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of buttock with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of cheek with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of chest wall with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of chin with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of female genital organ with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of forehead with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of head, with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left ankle with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left axilla with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left breast with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left chest wall with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left ear with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left elbow, with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left eyelid with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left foot with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left forearm, with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left great toe with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left hand with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left hip with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left index finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left knee with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left lesser toe with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left little finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left lower leg with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left middle finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left posterior thorax with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left ring finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left shoulder with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left thigh with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left thumb, with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left upper arm with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of left wrist with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of low back with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of male genital organ with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of mouth with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of multiple sites with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of pelvis with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of posterior thorax with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right ankle with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right axilla with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right breast with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right chest wall with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right ear with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right elbow, with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right eyelid with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right foot with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right forearm, with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right great toe with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right hand with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right hip with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right index finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right knee with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right lesser toe with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right little finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right lower leg with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right middle finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right posterior thorax with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right ring finger with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right shoulder with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right thigh with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right thumb, with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right upper arm with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of right wrist with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of sacrum with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of tongue with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bites of multiple sites, with infection
  • Nose abrasion with infection
  • Pelvis abrasion with infection
  • Pelvis blister with infection
  • Penis abrasion, with infection
  • Posterior thorax abrasion with infection
  • Posterior thorax blister with infection
  • Right ankle abrasion, with infection
  • Right ankle blister, with infection
  • Right axilla abrasion with infection
  • Right axilla blister with infection
  • Right breast abrasion with infection
  • Right breast blister with infection
  • Right chest wall abrasion with infection
  • Right chest wall blister with infection
  • Right ear abrasion with infection
  • Right ear blister with infection
  • Right elbow abrasion, with infection
  • Right elbow blister, with infection
  • Right eyelid abrasion with infection
  • Right eyelid blister with infection
  • Right finger abrasion with infection
  • Right finger blister with infection
  • Right foot abrasion, with infection
  • Right foot blister, with infection
  • Right forearm abrasion, with infection
  • Right forearm blister, with infection
  • Right great toe abrasion, with infection
  • Right great toe blister, with infection
  • Right hand abrasion with infection
  • Right hand blister with infection
  • Right hip abrasion with infection
  • Right hip blister with infection
  • Right index finger abrasion with infection
  • Right index finger blister with infection
  • Right knee abrasion with infection
  • Right knee blister with infection
  • Right lesser toe abrasion, with infection
  • Right lesser toe blister, with infection
  • Right little finger abrasion with infection
  • Right little finger blister with infection
  • Right lower leg abrasion with infection
  • Right lower leg blister with infection
  • Right middle finger abrasion with infection
  • Right middle finger blister with infection
  • Right posterior thorax abrasion with infection
  • Right posterior thorax blister with infection
  • Right ring finger abrasion with infection
  • Right ring finger blister with infection
  • Right shoulder abrasion with infection
  • Right shoulder blister with infection
  • Right thigh abrasion with infection
  • Right thigh blister with infection
  • Right thumb abrasion, with infection
  • Right thumb blister, with infection
  • Right upper arm abrasion with infection
  • Right upper arm blister with infection
  • Right wrist abrasion with infection
  • Right wrist blister with infection
  • Sacrum abrasion with infection
  • Sacrum blister with infection
  • Scalp abrasion, with infection
  • Scrotum abrasion with infection
  • Superficial foreign body in left ankle with infection
  • Superficial foreign body in left foot with infection
  • Superficial foreign body in left great toe with infection
  • Superficial foreign body in left lesser toe with infection
  • Superficial foreign body in right ankle with infection
  • Superficial foreign body in right foot with infection
  • Superficial foreign body in right great toe with infection
  • Superficial foreign body in right lesser toe with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of abdominal wall with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of anus with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of buttock with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of cheek with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of chest wall with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of chin with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of female genital organ with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of forehead with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of groin with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of gum, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of head with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left ankle, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left axilla with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left breast with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left chest wall with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left ear with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left elbow, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left eyelid with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left foot, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left forearm, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left great toe, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left hand with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left hip with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left index finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left knee with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left lesser toe, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left little finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left lower leg with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left middle finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left posterior thorax with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left ring finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left shoulder with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left thigh with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left thumb, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left upper arm with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left wrist with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of lip with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of low back with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of male genital organ with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of mouth with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of nose with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of pelvis with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of penis with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of posterior thorax with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right ankle, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right axilla with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right breast with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right chest wall with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right ear with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right elbow, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right eyelid with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right foot, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right forearm, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right great toe, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right hand with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right hip with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right index finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right knee with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right lesser toe, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right little finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right lower leg with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right middle finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right posterior thorax with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right ring finger with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right shoulder with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right thigh with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right thumb, with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right upper arm with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of right wrist with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of sacrum with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of scrotum with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of throat with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of tongue with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of vagina with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of vulva with infection
  • Throat abrasion with infection
  • Throat blister with infection
  • Tongue abrasion with infection
  • Tongue blister with infection
  • Traumatic blister of abdominal wall, infected
  • Traumatic blister of buttock, infected
  • Traumatic blister of chest wall, infected
  • Traumatic blister of groin, infected
  • Traumatic blister of head, infected
  • Traumatic blister of left ankle with infection
  • Traumatic blister of right ankle with infection
  • Vagina abrasion, with infection
  • Vulva abrasion, with infection
ICD-10-CM L08.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 602 Cellulitis with mcc
  • 603 Cellulitis without mcc
  • 795 Normal newborn

Convert L08.9 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L08.9:
  • Dactylitis
    • skin L08.9
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • finger (skin) L08.9
    • foot (skin) L08.9
    • hip (joint) M00.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M00.9

      Pyogenic arthritis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Infective arthritis NOS
      • skin NEC L08.9
    • knee (joint) M00.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M00.9

      Pyogenic arthritis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Infective arthritis NOS
      • skin L08.9
    • local, skin (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) L08.9
    • shoulder (joint) M00.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M00.9

      Pyogenic arthritis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Infective arthritis NOS
      • skin NEC L08.9
    • skin (local) (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) L08.9
    • toe (skin) L08.9
    • buttocks L08.9 (skin)
    • leg L08.9 (skin)
    • subcutaneous tissue, local L08.9
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • areolar tissue NOS L08.9
    • leg NOS L08.9
    • parotid region L08.9
    • perineum L08.9 (female) (male)
    • skin L08.9
    • subcutaneous tissue L08.9
  • Pustule (nonmalignant) L08.9

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L08.9
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
L10.3 Brazilian pemphigus [fogo selvagem]
L10.4 Pemphigus erythematosus
L10.5 Drug-induced pemphigus
L10.8 Other pemphigus
L10.81 Paraneoplastic pemphigus
L10.89 Other pemphigus

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