ICD-10-CM Code L44.4

Infantile papular acrodermatitis [Gianotti-Crosti]

Version 2020 Billable Code Pediatric Diagnoses

Valid for Submission

L44.4 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of infantile papular acrodermatitis [gianotti-crosti]. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code L44.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acropustulosis of infancy or gianotti-crosti syndrome or localized pustular psoriasis or pustular psoriasis of palms and soles.

The code L44.4 is applicable for patients aged 0 through 17 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

ICD-10:L44.4
Short Description:Infantile papular acrodermatitis [Gianotti-Crosti]
Long Description:Infantile papular acrodermatitis [Gianotti-Crosti]

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 L44.4 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Pediatric diagnoses - Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Synonyms

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

  • Acropustulosis of infancy
  • Gianotti-Crosti syndrome
  • Localized pustular psoriasis
  • Pustular psoriasis of palms and soles

Clinical Information

  • ACRODERMATITIS-. inflammation involving the skin of the extremities especially the hands and feet. several forms are known some idiopathic and some hereditary. the infantile form is called gianotti crosti syndrome.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code L44.4 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 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 09/30/2020.

  • 865 - VIRAL ILLNESS WITH MCC
  • 866 - VIRAL ILLNESS WITHOUT MCC

Convert L44.4 to ICD-9

  • 057.8 - Viral exanthemata NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Papulosquamous disorders (L40-L45)
      • Other papulosquamous disorders (L44)

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

Information for Patients


Eczema

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Eczema is not contagious. The cause is not known. It is likely caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Eczema may get better or worse over time, but it is often a long-lasting disease. People who have it may also develop hay fever and asthma.

The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It is most common in babies and children but adults can have it too. As children who have atopic dermatitis grow older, this problem may get better or go away. But sometimes the skin may stay dry and get irritated easily.

Treatments may include medicines, skin creams, light therapy, and good skin care. You can prevent some types of eczema by avoiding

  • Things that irritate your skin, such as certain soaps, fabrics, and lotions
  • Stress
  • Things you are allergic to, such as food, pollen, and animals

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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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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