2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L22

Diaper dermatitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • L22 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L22 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L22 - other international versions of ICD-10 L22 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Diaper erythema
  • Diaper rash
  • Psoriasiform diaper rash
The following code(s) above L22 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 L22:
  • L00-L99
    2019 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
    2019 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Candida, diaper rash
  • Diaper candidiasis
  • Diaper rash
Clinical Information
  • A type of irritant dermatitis localized to the area in contact with a diaper and occurring most often as a reaction to prolonged contact with urine, feces, or retained soap or detergent.
ICD-10-CM L22 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc
  • 795 Normal newborn

Convert L22 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
Code annotations containing back-references to L22:
  • Type 2 Excludes: B37.2
    , P83
    , L23
    , L24
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B37.2

    Candidiasis of skin and nail

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Candidal onychia
    • Candidal paronychia
    Type 2 Excludes
    • diaper dermatitis (L22)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P83

    Other conditions of integument specific to newborn

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital malformations of skin and integument (Q80-Q84)
    • hydrops fetalis due to hemolytic disease (P56.-)
    • neonatal skin infection (P39.4)
    • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • cradle cap (L21.0)
    • diaper [napkin] dermatitis (L22)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L23

    Allergic contact dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • dermatitis due to substances taken internally (L27.-)
    • dermatitis of eyelid (H01.1-)
    • diaper dermatitis (L22)
    • eczema of external ear (H60.5-)
    • irritant contact dermatitis (L24.-)
    • perioral dermatitis (L71.0)
    • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L24

    Irritant contact dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • allergic contact dermatitis (L23.-)
    • dermatitis due to substances taken internally (L27.-)
    • dermatitis of eyelid (H01.1-)
    • diaper dermatitis (L22)
    • eczema of external ear (H60.5-)
    • perioral dermatitis (L71.0)
    • radiation-related disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L55-L59)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L22:
  • Dermatitis (eczematous) L30.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30.9

    Dermatitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Eczema NOS
    • ammonia L22
    • diaper L22
    • Jacquet's L22 (diaper dermatitis)
    • napkin L22
  • Diaper rash L22
  • Eruption
    • napkin L22
  • Erythema, erythematous (infectional) (inflammation) L53.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L53.9

    Erythematous condition, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Erythema NOS
    • Erythroderma NOS
    • diaper L22
    • gluteal L22
    • napkin L22
  • Jacquet's dermatitis L22 (diaper dermatitis)
  • Napkin rash L22
  • Rash (toxic) R21
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R21

    Rash and other nonspecific skin eruption

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Includes
    • rash NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • specified type of rash- code to condition
    • vesicular eruption (R23.8)
    • diaper L22
    • napkin L22 (psoriasiform)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L22
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
L21.1 Seborrheic infantile dermatitis
L21.8 Other seborrheic dermatitis
L21.9 Seborrheic dermatitis, unspecified
L22 Diaper dermatitis
L23 Allergic contact dermatitis
L23.0 Allergic contact dermatitis due to metals
L23.1 Allergic contact dermatitis due to adhesives
L23.2 Allergic contact dermatitis due to cosmetics
L23.3 Allergic contact dermatitis due to drugs in contact with skin
L23.4 Allergic contact dermatitis due to dyes
L23.5 Allergic contact dermatitis due to other chemical products
L23.6 Allergic contact dermatitis due to food in contact with the skin
L23.7 Allergic contact dermatitis due to plants, except food
L23.8 Allergic contact dermatitis due to other agents

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