ICD-10-CM Code L52
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
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.
|MeSH Codes:||D004893, D004893|
|ICD 9 Codes:||695.2, 171|
Erythema nodosum in a person who had recently had streptococcal pharyngitis
Coding Notes for L52 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-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
- 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'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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.