ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L10.0

Pemphigus vulgaris

Diagnosis Code L10.0

ICD-10: L10.0
Short Description: Pemphigus vulgaris
Long Description: Pemphigus vulgaris
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L10.0

Valid for Submission
The code L10.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Bullous disorders (L10-L14)
      • Pemphigus (L10)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L10.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Oral pemphigus vulgaris
  • Pemphigus erythematosus
  • Pemphigus minor
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Pemphigus vulgaris of gingival mucous membrane
  • Vesicular stomatitis

Information for Patients


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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pemphigus vulgaris (Medical Encyclopedia)

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