2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L20

Atopic dermatitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L20 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 L20 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L20 - other international versions of ICD-10 L20 may differ.
The following code(s) above L20 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
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  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to L20:
  • 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
  • L20-L30
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range L20-L30

    Dermatitis and eczema

    Note
    • In this block the terms dermatitis and eczema are used synonymously and interchangeably.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic (childhood) granulomatous disease (D71)
    • dermatitis gangrenosa (L08.0)
    • dermatitis herpetiformis (L13.0)
    • dry skin dermatitis (L85.3)
    • factitial dermatitis (L98.1)
    • perioral dermatitis (L71.0)
    • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)
    • stasis dermatitis (I87.2)
    Dermatitis and eczema
Clinical Information
  • A chronic inflammatory genetically determined disease of the skin marked by increased ability to form reagin (ige), with increased susceptibility to allergic rhinitis and asthma, and hereditary disposition to a lowered threshold for pruritus. It is manifested by lichenification, excoriation, and crusting, mainly on the flexural surfaces of the elbow and knee. In infants it is known as infantile eczema.
  • Chronic inflammatory skin disorder in individuals with a hereditary predisposition to a lowered threshold to pruritus; characterized by extreme itching, leading to scratching and rubbing that result in typical lesions of eczema.
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 L20
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
L14 Bullous disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
L20 Atopic dermatitis
L20.0 Besnier's prurigo
L20.8 Other atopic dermatitis
L20.81 Atopic neurodermatitis
L20.82 Flexural eczema
L20.83 Infantile (acute) (chronic) eczema
L20.84 Intrinsic (allergic) eczema
L20.89 Other atopic dermatitis
L20.9 Atopic dermatitis, unspecified
L21 Seborrheic dermatitis
L21.0 Seborrhea capitis

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