2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L12

Pemphigoid

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L12 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 L12 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L12 - other international versions of ICD-10 L12 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 L12. 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.
  • herpes gestationis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O26.4

    Herpes gestationis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    O26.4-
    )
  • impetigo herpetiformis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L40.1

    Generalized pustular psoriasis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Impetigo herpetiformis
    • Von Zumbusch's disease
    L40.1
    )
The following code(s) above L12 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 L12:
  • 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 chronic and relatively benign subepidermal blistering disease usually of the elderly and without histopathologic acantholysis.
  • An autoimmune chronic skin disorder characterized by the presence of large blisters. It usually affects elderly people and tends to subside spontaneously.
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 L12
L10.5 Drug-induced pemphigus
L10.8 Other pemphigus
L10.81 Paraneoplastic pemphigus
L10.89 Other pemphigus
L10.9 Pemphigus, unspecified
L11 Other acantholytic disorders
L11.0 Acquired keratosis follicularis
L11.1 Transient acantholytic dermatosis [Grover]
L11.8 Other specified acantholytic disorders
L11.9 Acantholytic disorder, unspecified
L12 Pemphigoid
L12.0 Bullous pemphigoid
L12.1 Cicatricial pemphigoid
L12.2 Chronic bullous disease of childhood
L12.3 Acquired epidermolysis bullosa
L12.30 …… unspecified
L12.31 Epidermolysis bullosa due to drug
L12.35 Other acquired epidermolysis bullosa
L12.8 Other pemphigoid
L12.9 Pemphigoid, unspecified
L13 Other bullous disorders

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