2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L26

Exfoliative dermatitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L26 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L26 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L26 - other international versions of ICD-10 L26 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Hebra's pityriasis
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 L26. 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.
  • Ritter's disease (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L00

    Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Ritter's disease
    Type 1 Excludes
    • bullous impetigo (L01.03)
    • pemphigus neonatorum (L01.03)
    • toxic epidermal necrolysis [Lyell] (L51.2)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify percentage of skin exfoliation (L49.-)
    L00
    )
The following code(s) above L26 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 L26:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Exfoliative dermatitis, generalized
  • Generalized exfoliative dermatitis
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by generalized inflammatory erythema and exfoliation. The inflammatory process involves > 90% of the body surface area.
  • A generalized inflammatory cutaneous disorder characterized by erythema and exfoliation. The inflammatory process involves almost all or the entire cutaneous surface. Causes include drugs and exacerbation of an underlying pathologic process (e.g., psoriasis).
  • The widespread involvement of the skin by a scaly, erythematous dermatitis occurring either as a secondary or reactive process to an underlying cutaneous disorder (e.g., atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.), or as a primary or idiopathic disease. It is often associated with the loss of hair and nails, hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles, and pruritus. (from Dorland, 27th ed)
  • Widespread involvement of the skin by a scaly, erythematous dermatitis occurring either as a secondary or reactive process to an underlying cutaneous disorder (e.g., atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.), or as a primary or idiopathic disease; often associated with the loss of hair and nails, hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles, and pruritus.
ICD-10-CM L26 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L26 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L26:
  • Dermatitis (eczematous) L30.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L30.9

    Dermatitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Eczema NOS
  • Dermatosis L98.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.9

    Disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • exfoliativa L26
  • Hebra's
    • pityriasis L26
  • Pityriasis (capitis) L21.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L21.0

    Seborrhea capitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cradle cap
    • Hebra's L26

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L26
L24.9 Irritant contact dermatitis, unspecified cause
L25 Unspecified contact dermatitis
L25.0 Unspecified contact dermatitis due to cosmetics
L25.1 Unspecified contact dermatitis due to drugs in contact with skin
L25.2 Unspecified contact dermatitis due to dyes
L25.3 Unspecified contact dermatitis due to other chemical products
L25.4 Unspecified contact dermatitis due to food in contact with skin
L25.5 Unspecified contact dermatitis due to plants, except food
L25.8 Unspecified contact dermatitis due to other agents
L25.9 Unspecified contact dermatitis, unspecified cause
L26 Exfoliative dermatitis
L27 Dermatitis due to substances taken internally
L27.0 Generalized skin eruption due to drugs and medicaments taken internally
L27.1 Localized skin eruption due to drugs and medicaments taken internally
L27.2 Dermatitis due to ingested food
L27.8 Dermatitis due to other substances taken internally
L27.9 Dermatitis due to unspecified substance taken internally
L28 Lichen simplex chronicus and prurigo
L28.0 Lichen simplex chronicus
L28.1 Prurigo nodularis
L28.2 Other prurigo

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.