ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R23.8

Other skin changes

Diagnosis Code R23.8

ICD-10: R23.8
Short Description: Other skin changes
Long Description: Other skin changes
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R23.8

Valid for Submission
The code R23.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue (R20-R23)
      • Other skin changes (R23)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R23.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Abdominal skin ptosis
  • Acute edema - cutaneous distension syndrome
  • Acute edema blisters
  • Application site disorder
  • Application site irritation
  • Application site reaction
  • Blister of skin AND/OR mucosa
  • Blisters of multiple sites
  • Blue skin
  • Boggy periwound skin
  • Cold skin
  • Complaining of dry skin
  • Complaining of hair loss
  • Complication of cutaneous surgery
  • Crust on skin
  • Crusting of pigmented skin lesion
  • Cullen's sign positive
  • Cutis marmorata
  • Delayed healing of skin donor site
  • Discoloration of skin
  • Disorder of skin donor site
  • Dusky discoloration of skin
  • Excess skin of abdominal wall
  • Finding of periwound skin
  • Finding of periwound skin
  • Finding of periwound skin
  • Foot dusky pink when dependent
  • Granulation of tissue
  • Gray skin
  • Grey Turner's sign positive
  • Hand print mark
  • Hot skin
  • Impaired skin integrity
  • Impaired tissue integrity
  • Infected blisters of multiple sites
  • Inflammation of periwound skin
  • Lower leg skin pigmentation
  • On examination - dry skin
  • On examination - hemorrhagic bullae
  • On examination - milk spots
  • On examination - nodules in skin
  • On examination - nose crusting
  • On examination - papules
  • On examination - papules present
  • On examination - seropurulent bullae
  • On examination - skin bullae
  • On examination - skin bullae present
  • On examination - skin crust
  • On examination - skin crust
  • On examination - skin crust
  • On examination - skin crust
  • On examination - skin crust
  • On examination - skin crust - blood
  • On examination - skin crust - pus
  • On examination - skin crust - serum
  • On examination - skin crust present
  • On examination - skin nodules present
  • On examination - skin plaques
  • On examination - skin plaques present
  • On examination - vesicles in skin
  • On examination - vesicles present
  • Papular reaction
  • Papule
  • Papule of skin
  • Physiological cutis marmorata
  • Pigmentation of fingers
  • Rupture of periwound skin
  • Scab of skin
  • Scratch marks
  • Shoe mark
  • Skin deposits
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Skin reaction irritant
  • Skin symptom
  • Skin symptom
  • Symptom of skin and integumentary tissue
  • Symptom of skin and integumentary tissue
  • Toenail thickened
  • Traumatic skin changes
  • Vesicular eruption
  • Vesicular skin eruptions of the temporal region
  • White discoloration of skin
  • Yellow skin

Information for Patients

Skin Conditions

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

  • Acrodermatitis
  • Cradle cap
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cutaneous skin tags
  • Dry skin -- self-care
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Lichen planus
  • Milia
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Skin lesion removal-aftercare
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers

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