Valid for Submission
L01.00 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of impetigo, unspecified. The code L01.00 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code L01.00 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bacterial dermatitis of eyelid, circinate impetigo, impetigo, impetigo due to staphylococcus aureus, impetigo of eyelid , impetigo simplex, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like L01.00 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code L01.00:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
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.
- Impetigo NOS
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code L01.00 are found in the index:
- - Impetigo (any organism) (any site) (circinate) (contagiosa) (simplex) (vulgaris) - L01.00
- - external ear - L01.00
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bacterial dermatitis of eyelid
- Circinate impetigo
- Impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus
- Impetigo of eyelid
- Impetigo simplex
- Infective otitis externa due to impetigo
- Non-bullous impetigo
- Streptococcal impetigo
- Streptococcal infection of skin
- IMPETIGO-. a common superficial bacterial infection caused by staphylococcus aureus or group a beta hemolytic streptococci. characteristics include pustular lesions that rupture and discharge a thin amber colored fluid that dries and forms a crust. this condition is commonly located on the face especially about the mouth and nose.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert L01.00 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L01.00 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. It is usually caused by staphylococcal (staph) bacteria, but it can also be caused by streptococcal (strep) bacteria. It is most common in children between the ages of two and six. It usually starts when bacteria get into a break in the skin, such as a cut, scratch, or insect bite.
Symptoms start with red or pimple-like sores surrounded by red skin. These sores can be anywhere, but usually they occur on your face, arms and legs. The sores fill with pus, then break open after a few days and form a thick crust. They are often itchy, but scratching them can spread the sores.
Impetigo can spread by contact with sores or nasal discharge from an infected person. You can treat impetigo with antibiotics.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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- Impetigo (Medical Encyclopedia)
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