2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L12.3

Acquired epidermolysis bullosa

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L12.3 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 L12.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L12.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 L12.3 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 L12.3. 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.
  • epidermolysis bullosa (congenital) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q81
    • Q81 Epidermolysis bullosa
      • Q81.0 Epidermolysis bullosa simplex
      • Q81.1 Epidermolysis bullosa letalis
      • Q81.2 Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica
      • Q81.8 Other epidermolysis bullosa
      • Q81.9 Epidermolysis bullosa, unspecified
    Q81.-
    )
The following code(s) above L12.3 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 L12.3:
  • 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
  • L12
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L12

    Pemphigoid

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • herpes gestationis (O26.4-)
    • impetigo herpetiformis (L40.1)
    Pemphigoid
Clinical Information
  • A chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder characterized by the formation of subepidermal blisters in the skin and the mucous membranes.
  • Form of epidermolysis bullosa characterized by trauma-induced, subepidermal blistering with no family history of the disease. Direct immunofluorescence shows immunoglobulin g deposited at the dermo-epidermal junction.
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 L12.3
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
L13.0 Dermatitis herpetiformis
L13.1 Subcorneal pustular dermatitis
L13.8 Other specified bullous disorders
L13.9 Bullous disorder, unspecified

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