Diagnosis Code L98.4
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code L98.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Chronic ulcer of skin NOS
- Tropical ulcer NOS
- Ulcer of skin NOS
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: "And"
The word “and” should be interpreted to mean either “and” or “or” when it appears in a title.
- pressure ulcer (pressure area) (L89.-)
- gangrene (I96)
- skin infections (L00-L08)
- specific infections classified to A00-B99
- ulcer of lower limb NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the Tabular List. (L97.-)
- varicose ulcer (I83.0-I82.2)
Information for Patients
Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders
Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin
- Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
- Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
- Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
- Keeps your body temperature even
- Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it
Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Cradle cap
- Cutaneous skin tags
- Dry skin -- self-care
- Erythema multiforme
- Granuloma annulare
- Keratosis pilaris
- Lichen planus
- Sebaceous cyst
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Seborrheic keratosis
- Skin lesion removal
- Skin lesion removal-aftercare
- Stasis dermatitis and ulcers