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ICD-10-CM Code L53.9
Erythematous condition, unspecified

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

L53.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of erythematous condition, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L539 is used to code Erythroderma

Erythroderma (also known as "Exfoliative dermatitis," "Dermatitis exfoliativa) is an inflammatory skin disease with erythema and scaling that affects nearly the entire cutaneous surface.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D003873
ICD 9 Code: 695.9
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L53.9 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.
Erythema NOS
Erythroderma NOS

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 'L53.9 - Erythematous condition, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L53.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Erythema, erythematous(infectional) (inflammation) (L53.9)
Erythroderma(secondary) (L53.9) (see: Erythema)


Unspecified erythematous condition (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 695.9 was previously used, L53.9 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: L53 - Other erythematous conditions

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