2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L88

Pyoderma gangrenosum

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • L88 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 L88 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L88 - other international versions of ICD-10 L88 may differ.
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

    Pyoderma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dermatitis gangrenosa
    • Purulent dermatitis
    • Septic dermatitis
    • Suppurative dermatitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)
    • pyoderma vegetans (L08.81)
    L08.0
    )
The following code(s) above L88 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 L88:
  • 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
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.
ICD-10-CM L88 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 602 Cellulitis with mcc
  • 603 Cellulitis without mcc

Convert L88 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 L88:
  • Type 1 Excludes: I96
    , L08.0
    , L08.81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I96

    Gangrene, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous cellulitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • gangrene in diabetes mellitus (E08-E13 with .52)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L08.0

    Pyoderma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dermatitis gangrenosa
    • Purulent dermatitis
    • Septic dermatitis
    • Suppurative dermatitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)
    • pyoderma vegetans (L08.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L08.81

    Pyoderma vegetans

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)
    • pyoderma NOS (L08.0)
  • Use Additional: K50
    , K51
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K50

    Crohn's disease [regional enteritis]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • granulomatous enteritis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • ulcerative colitis (K51.-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify manifestations, such as:
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K51

    Ulcerative colitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Crohn's disease [regional enteritis] (K50.-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify manifestations, such as:
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L88:
  • Phagedena (dry) (moist) (sloughing) - see also Gangrene
    • geometric L88
  • Pyoderma, pyodermia L08.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L08.0

    Pyoderma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Dermatitis gangrenosa
    • Purulent dermatitis
    • Septic dermatitis
    • Suppurative dermatitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pyoderma gangrenosum (L88)
    • pyoderma vegetans (L08.81)
    • gangrenosum L88
    • phagedenic L88

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L88
L85.3 Xerosis cutis
L85.8 Other specified epidermal thickening
L85.9 Epidermal thickening, unspecified
L86 Keratoderma in diseases classified elsewhere
L87 Transepidermal elimination disorders
L87.0 Keratosis follicularis et parafollicularis in cutem penetrans
L87.1 Reactive perforating collagenosis
L87.2 Elastosis perforans serpiginosa
L87.8 Other transepidermal elimination disorders
L87.9 Transepidermal elimination disorder, unspecified
L88 Pyoderma gangrenosum
L89 Pressure ulcer
L89.0 Pressure ulcer of elbow
L89.00 Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow
L89.000 …… unstageable
L89.001 …… stage 1
L89.002 …… stage 2
L89.003 …… stage 3
L89.004 …… stage 4
L89.009 …… unspecified stage
L89.01 Pressure ulcer of right elbow

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