ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L22

Diaper dermatitis

Diagnosis Code L22

ICD-10: L22
Short Description: Diaper dermatitis
Long Description: Diaper dermatitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L22

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Diaper dermatitis (L22)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L22 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 691.0 - Diaper or napkin rash

  • Candidiasis of skin
  • Diaper candidiasis
  • Diaper rash
  • Perianal dermatitis
  • Perianal dermatitis of newborn
  • Psoriasiform dermatitis
  • Psoriasiform napkin eruption

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L22 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Common Infant and Newborn Problems

It is hard when your baby is sick. Common health problems in babies include colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Babies also commonly have skin problems, like diaper rash or cradle cap.

Many of these problems are not serious. It is important to know how to help your sick baby, and to know the warning signs for more serious problems. Trust your intuition - if you are worried about your baby, call your health care provider right away.

  • Colic and crying - self-care
  • Cradle cap
  • Crying - excessive (0-6 months)
  • Diaper rash
  • Diarrhea in infants
  • Newborn jaundice - discharge
  • Rash - child under 2 years
  • Spitting up - self-care
  • When to Call the Baby's Doctor (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)
  • When your baby or infant has a fever

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Also called: Dermatitis, Skin rash

A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies. Certain genes can make people more likely to get rashes.

Contact dermatitis is a common type of rash. It causes redness, itching, and sometimes small bumps. You get the rash where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy.

Some rashes develop right away. Others form over several days. Although most rashes clear up fairly quickly, others are long-lasting and need long-term treatment.

Because rashes can be caused by many different things, it's important to figure out what kind you have before you treat it. If it is a bad rash, if it does not go away, or if you have other symptoms, you should see your health care provider. Treatments may include moisturizers, lotions, baths, cortisone creams that relieve swelling, and antihistamines, which relieve itching.

  • "Hot Tub Rash" and "Swimmer's Ear" (Pseudomonas) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Diaper rash
  • Hot tub folliculitis
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Rash - child under 2 years
  • Rashes

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