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ICD-10-CM Code L23.7
Allergic contact dermatitis due to plants, except food

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

L23.7 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis due to plants, except food. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L237 is used to code Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis

Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis (also called Toxicodendron dermatitis and Rhus dermatitis) is the medical name given to allergic rashes produced by the oil urushiol, which is contained in various plants, including the plants of the genus Toxicodendron (including poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac), other plants in the sumac Anacardiaceae family[not verified in body] (mango, pistachio, Rengas tree, Burmese lacquer tree, India marking nut tree, and the shell of the cashew nut),[not verified in body] and unrelated plants such as Ginkgo biloba. As is the case with all contact dermatitis, urushiol-induced rashes are a type-IV hypersensitivity reaction, also known as delayed-type hypersensitivity.

MeSH Code: D011040
ICD 9 Code: 692.6

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L23.7 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Allergy NOS due to pollen - instead, use code J30.1

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L23.7 - Allergic contact dermatitis due to plants, except food'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L23.7. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Poison ivy, oak, sumac or other plant dermatitis(allergic) (contact) (L23.7)


Contact dermatitis and other eczema due to plants [except food] (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 L23.7 and a single ICD9 code, 692.6 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: L23 - Allergic contact dermatitis

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