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ICD-10-CM Code L52
Erythema nodosum

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

L52 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of erythema nodosum. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L52 is used to code Erythema nodosum

Erythema nodosum (EN) is an inflammatory condition characterised by inflammation of the fat cells under the skin, resulting in tender red nodules or lumps that are usually seen on both shins. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, and typically resolves spontaneously within 30 days. It is common in young people between 12–20 years of age.

Specialty: Dermatology, Rheumatology
MeSH Codes: D004893, D004893
ICD 9 Codes: 695.2, 171

Erythema nodosum in a person who had recently had streptococcal pharyngitis

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L52 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Tuberculous erythema nodosum - instead, use code A18.4

MS-DRG Mapping

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

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Acne fulminans with erythema nodosum (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L52 - Erythema nodosum'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L52. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Erythema nodosum (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 695.2 was previously used, L52 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

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