ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L53.8

Other specified erythematous conditions

Diagnosis Code L53.8

ICD-10: L53.8
Short Description: Other specified erythematous conditions
Long Description: Other specified erythematous conditions
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L53.8

Valid for Submission
The code L53.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Urticaria and erythema (L49-L54)
      • Other erythematous conditions (L53)

Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L53.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9
  • 695.89 - Erythematous cond NEC (Approximate Flag)

  • Acral erythema
  • Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • Annular erythema
  • Cold erythema
  • Cold erythema
  • Cold erythema
  • Cold erythema associated with cold agglutinins
  • Cold erythema associated with cryoglobulin
  • Cold erythema associated with hemolysins
  • Diffuse inflammatory erythema
  • Drug-induced erythroderma
  • Drug-induced flushing
  • Erythema dyschromicum perstans
  • Erythema fugax
  • Erythema gyratum repens
  • Erythema papulatum
  • Erythema scarlatiniforme
  • Erythema simplex
  • Erythema urticatum
  • Erythema vesiculosum
  • Erythroderma
  • Erythroderma due to vancomycin
  • Erythromelanosis follicularis of face AND/OR neck
  • Exanthematous disorder
  • Generalized pustular psoriasis, exanthematous type
  • Glucagonoma syndrome
  • Liver palms
  • Necrolytic migratory erythema
  • Palmar erythema
  • Roseolar erythema

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L53.8 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

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

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

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

  • Acrodermatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cryotherapy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cutaneous skin tags (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dry skin -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erythema multiforme (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Granuloma annulare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keratosis pilaris (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lichen planus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Milia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sebaceous cyst (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Seborrheic keratosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal-aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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