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ICD-10-CM Code L08.0

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

L08.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pyoderma. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

Coding Notes for L08.0 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.
Dermatitis gangrenosa
Purulent dermatitis
Septic dermatitis
Suppurative dermatitis
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."
Pyoderma gangrenosum - instead, use Code L88
Pyoderma vegetans - instead, use code L08.81

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #602-603 - Cellulitis with MCC.
  • DRG Group #602-603 - Cellulitis without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Pyoderma faciale (disorder)
  • Tuberculous chancriform pyoderma (disorder)
  • Intraepidermal pustular dermatitis (disorder)
  • Chancriform pyoderma (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for causative agent code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L08.0 - Pyoderma'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L08.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Pustular rash (L08.0)
Pyoderma, pyodermia (L08.0)
Pyodermatitis (L08.0)
Ecthyma (L08.0)
Ecthyma (L08.0) +


Pyoderma, unspecified (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 L08.0 and a single ICD9 code, 686.00 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: L08 - Other local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue

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