Pyoderma gangrenosum L88-

Applicable To
  • Phagedenic pyoderma
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 L88. 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.
  • dermatitis gangrenosa (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L08.0


      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dermatitis gangrenosa
    • Purulent dermatitis
    • Septic dermatitis
    • Suppurative dermatitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)
    • pyoderma vegetans (L08.81)
Clinical Information
  • An idiopathic, rapidly evolving, and severely debilitating disease occurring most commonly in association with chronic ulcerative colitis. It is characterized by the presence of boggy, purplish ulcers with undermined borders, appearing mostly on the legs. The majority of cases are in people between 40 and 60 years old. Its etiology is unknown.
  • L88 Pyoderma gangrenosum