ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L10.5

Drug-induced pemphigus

Diagnosis Code L10.5

ICD-10: L10.5
Short Description: Drug-induced pemphigus
Long Description: Drug-induced pemphigus
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L10.5

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Bullous disorders (L10-L14)
      • Pemphigus (L10)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L10.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Drug-induced pemphigus
  • Drug-induced pemphigus foliaceus
  • Drug-induced pemphigus vulgaris
  • Lupus erythematosus overlap syndrome
  • Pemphigus erythematosus
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
  • Pemphigus vulgaris

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L10.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Drug Reactions

    Also called: Side effects

    Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. But medicines can also cause unwanted reactions.

    One problem is interactions, which may occur between

    • Two drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners
    • Drugs and food, such as statins and grapefruit
    • Drugs and supplements, such as gingko and blood thinners
    • Drugs and diseases, such as aspirin and peptic ulcers

    Interactions can change the actions of one or both drugs. The drugs might not work, or you could get side effects.

    Side effects are unwanted effects caused by the drugs. Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious.

    Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.

    When you start a new prescription or over-the-counter medication, make sure you understand how to take it correctly. Know which other medications and foods you need to avoid. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

    • Angioedema
    • Drug allergies
    • Drug-induced diarrhea
    • Drug-induced tremor
    • Taking multiple medicines safely

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    Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder. If you have it, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your skin and mouth, causing blisters and sores. No one knows the cause. Pemphigus does not spread from person to person. It does not appear to be inherited. But some people's genes put them more at risk for pemphigus.

    Pemphigoid is also an autoimmune skin disease. It leads to deep blisters that do not break easily. Pemphigoid is most common in older adults and may be fatal for older, sick patients.

    Doctors diagnose pemphigus with a physical exam, a biopsy, and blood tests. The treatment of pemphigus and pemphigoid is the same: one or more medicines to control symptoms. These may include

    • Steroids, which reduce inflammation
    • Drugs that suppress the immune system response
    • Antibiotics to treat associated infections

    NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

    • Bullous pemphigoid
    • Pemphigus vulgaris

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