2021 ICD-10-CM Code L53

Other erythematous conditions

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

L53 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other erythematous conditions. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:L53
Short Description:Other erythematous conditions
Long Description:Other erythematous conditions

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other erythematous conditions

Non-specific codes like L53 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other erythematous conditions:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L53.0 for Toxic erythema
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L53.1 for Erythema annulare centrifugum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L53.2 for Erythema marginatum
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L53.3 for Other chronic figurate erythema
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L53.8 for Other specified erythematous conditions
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L53.9 for Erythematous condition, unspecified

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 L53:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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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)