2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L10

Pemphigus

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L10 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L10 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L10 - other international versions of ICD-10 L10 may differ.
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 L10. 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.
  • 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
    )
The following code(s) above L10 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 L10:
  • 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
  • L10-L14
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range L10-L14

    Bullous disorders

    Type 1 Excludes
    • benign familial pemphigus [Hailey-Hailey] (Q82.8)
    • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    • toxic epidermal necrolysis [Lyell] (L51.2)
    Bullous disorders
Clinical Information
  • A blistering skin disorder. Morphologically it is characterized by acantholysis and intraepidermal blister formation.
  • Group of chronic blistering diseases characterized histologically by acantholysis and blister formation within the epidermis.
  • Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder in which your antibodies attack healthy cells in your skin and mouth, causing blisters and sores. No one knows what causes this attack. Pemphigus does not spread from person to person. It does not appear to be inherited. But some people's genes put them more at risk for pemphigus.pemphigoid is also an autoimmune skin disease. It leads to deep blisters that do not break easily. Pemphigoid is most common in older adults and may be fatal. The treatment of pemphigus and pemphigoid is the same: one or more medicines. These may include
    • steroids, which reduce inflammation
    • drugs that suppress the immune system response
    • antibiotics to treat associated infections
    nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L10
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
L10.9 Pemphigus, unspecified

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