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ICD-10-CM Code L00
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

L00 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L00 is used to code Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, (SSSS), also known as Pemphigus neonatorum or Ritter's disease, or Localized bullous impetigo is a dermatological condition caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

MeSH Code: D013206
ICD 9 Code: 695.81
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L00 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Ritter's disease
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code to identify percentage of skin exfoliation See code L49.-
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Bullous impetigo - instead, use code L01.03
Pemphigus neonatorum - instead, use code L01.03
Toxic epidermal necrolysis [Lyell] - instead, use code L51.2

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #595-596 - Major skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #595-596 - Major skin disorders without MCC.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L00 - Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L00. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (L00)
Ritter's disease (L00)


Ritter's disease (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code L00 and a single ICD9 code, 695.81 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/L00