ICD-10-CM Code L25.1

Unspecified contact dermatitis due to drugs in contact with skin

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

L25.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified contact dermatitis due to drugs in contact with skin. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code L25.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like baboon syndrome, baboon syndrome due to drug, contact dermatitis due to drugs and/or medicine, contact dermatitis due to iodine, contact dermatitis due to keratolytic, contact dermatitis due to neomycin, etc

ICD-10:L25.1
Short Description:Unsp contact dermatitis due to drugs in contact with skin
Long Description:Unspecified contact dermatitis due to drugs in contact with skin

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code L25.1:

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug T36 T50

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • dermatitis due to ingested drugs and medicaments L27.0 L27.1

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 L25.1 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Baboon syndrome
  • Baboon syndrome due to drug
  • Contact dermatitis due to drugs AND/OR medicine
  • Contact dermatitis due to iodine
  • Contact dermatitis due to keratolytic
  • Contact dermatitis due to neomycin
  • Contact dermatitis due to pediculicide
  • Contact dermatitis due to phenol
  • Contact dermatitis due to scabicide
  • Halogen eruption
  • Iododerma
  • Lanolin contact dermatitis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code L25.1 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert L25.1 to ICD-9

  • 692.3 - Topical med dermatitis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Unspecified contact dermatitis (L25)

Code History

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

Information for Patients


Rashes

Also called: Dermatitis, Skin rash

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.

  • "Hot Tub Rash" and "Swimmer's Ear" (Pseudomonas) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Contact dermatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diaper rash (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hot tub folliculitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pityriasis rosea (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rash - child under 2 years (Medical Encyclopedia)
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