2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L49.5

Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 50-59 percent of body surface

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L49.5 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Exfoliatn due to erythemat cond w 50-59 pct of body surface
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L49.5 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L49.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 L49.5 may differ.
The following code(s) above L49.5 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 L49.5:
  • 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
  • L49-L54
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range L49-L54

    Urticaria and erythema

    Type 1 Excludes
    Urticaria and erythema
  • L49
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L49

    Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • erythematous condition causing exfoliation, such as:
    • Ritter's disease (L00)
    • (Staphylococcal) scalded skin syndrome (L00)
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (L51.1)
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome-toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • overlap syndrome (L51.3)
    • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (L51.2)
    Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved
Approximate Synonyms
  • Exfoliation 50-59% body surface area due to erythematous disorder
  • Exfoliation due to skin erythematous condition
ICD-10-CM L49.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L49.5 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 L49.5:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L49.5
L44.4 Infantile papular acrodermatitis [Gianotti-Crosti]
L44.8 Other specified papulosquamous disorders
L44.9 Papulosquamous disorder, unspecified
L45 Papulosquamous disorders in diseases classified elsewhere
L49 Exfoliation due to erythematous conditions according to extent of body surface involved
L49.0 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving less than 10 percent of body surface
L49.1 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 10-19 percent of body surface
L49.2 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 20-29 percent of body surface
L49.3 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 30-39 percent of body surface
L49.4 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 40-49 percent of body surface
L49.5 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 50-59 percent of body surface
L49.6 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 60-69 percent of body surface
L49.7 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 70-79 percent of body surface
L49.8 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 80-89 percent of body surface
L49.9 Exfoliation due to erythematous condition involving 90 or more percent of body surface
L50 Urticaria
L50.0 Allergic urticaria
L50.1 Idiopathic urticaria
L50.2 Urticaria due to cold and heat
L50.3 Dermatographic urticaria
L50.4 Vibratory urticaria

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