ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L08.8

Oth local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

Diagnosis Code L08.8

ICD-10: L08.8
Short Description: Oth local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Long Description: Other specified local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L08.8

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
      • Other local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue (L08)

Information for Patients


Skin Infections

Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are

  • Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
  • Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
  • Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.

  • Blastomycosis
  • Boils
  • Candida infection of the skin
  • Carbuncle
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale)
  • Ecthyma
  • Erysipelas
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection


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