2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L53.2

Erythema marginatum

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • L53.2 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 L53.2 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L53.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 L53.2 may differ.
The following code(s) above L53.2 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 L53.2:
  • 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
  • L49-L54
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range L49-L54

    Urticaria and erythema

    Type 1 Excludes
    Urticaria and erythema
  • L53
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L53

    Other erythematous conditions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • erythema ab igne (L59.0)
    • erythema due to external agents in contact with skin (L23-L25)
    • erythema intertrigo (L30.4)
    Other erythematous conditions
Clinical Information
  • What: erythema marginatum. Erythema marginatum: an evanescent, erythematous rash characteris- tically (though not commonly) seen in the early stages of rheumatic fever. The rash is not limited to rheumatic fever, however, and has also been reported in patients with allergic drug reactions, sepsis and glomerulonephritis. Why: although the rash is not pathognomonic of rheumatic fever, its presence is helpful in conjunction with other manifestations of rheumatic fever, particularly carditis with which it is most often associated. How: the rash is characterized by pink, evanescent, slightly raised small macules with a sharply demarcated and irregular border. The erythematous areas often have pale centers. The rash commonly occurs over the trunk and inner aspects of the upper arms and thighs, but never on the face. It is non-painful and rarely pruritic, may appear and disappear in a matter of hours only to return, and may be brought out by a hot bath or shower. The rash blanches on pressure, and is a transient rash which tends to migrate from place to place. Refs: 1) jones criteria (revised) for guidance in the diagnosis of rheumatic fever. Circulation 32:664, 1965. 2) dictionary of the rheumatic diseases, volume i: signs and symptoms. American rheumatism association, 1982. (descriptor #133).
ICD-10-CM L53.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 595 Major skin disorders with mcc
  • 596 Major skin disorders without mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert L53.2 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L53.2:
  • 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

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L53.2
L51.0 Nonbullous erythema multiforme
L51.1 Stevens-Johnson syndrome
L51.2 Toxic epidermal necrolysis [Lyell]
L51.3 Stevens-Johnson syndrome-toxic epidermal necrolysis overlap syndrome
L51.8 Other erythema multiforme
L51.9 Erythema multiforme, unspecified
L52 Erythema nodosum
L53 Other erythematous conditions
L53.0 Toxic erythema
L53.1 Erythema annulare centrifugum
L53.2 Erythema marginatum
L53.3 Other chronic figurate erythema
L53.8 Other specified erythematous conditions
L53.9 Erythematous condition, unspecified
L54 Erythema in diseases classified elsewhere
L55 Sunburn
L55.0 Sunburn of first degree
L55.1 Sunburn of second degree
L55.2 Sunburn of third degree
L55.9 Sunburn, unspecified
L56 Other acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation

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