2022 ICD-10-CM Code L24.89

Irritant contact dermatitis due to other agents

Version 2021
Replaced Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:L24.89
Short Description:Irritant contact dermatitis due to other agents
Long Description:Irritant contact dermatitis due to other agents

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Irritant contact dermatitis (L24)

L24.89 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of irritant contact dermatitis due to other agents. The code L24.89 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code L24.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like caterpillar dermatitis, chronic contact dermatitis, chronic irritant contact dermatitis, chronic papillomatous dermatitis due to urostomy, contact dermatitis of hand , irritant contact dermatitis caused by body fluid, etc.

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2022 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2021. This code was replaced for the FY 2022 (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022).


  • L24.A0 - Irritant cntct derm d/t friction or cntct w body fluids,unsp
  • L24.A1 - Irritant contact dermatitis due to saliva
  • L24.A2 - Irritant cntct derm d/t fecal, urinry or dual incontinence
  • L24.A9 - Irritant cntct derm due friction or cntct w oth body fluids
  • L24.B0 - Irritant contact dermatitis related to unsp stoma or fistula
  • L24.B1 - Irritant contact derm related to digestive stoma or fistula
  • L24.B2 - Irritant contact dermatitis related to resp stoma or fistula
  • L24.B3 - Irritant cntct derm rel to fecal or urinary stoma or fistula

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 L24.89:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.

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 L24.89 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert L24.89 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L24.89 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


Rashes

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.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)