ICD-10 Code L53.8

Other specified erythematous conditions

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: L53.8
Short Description:Other specified erythematous conditions
Long Description:Other specified erythematous conditions

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 L53.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified erythematous conditions. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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). The diagnosis code L53.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.


Convert L53.8 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 695.89 - Erythematous cond NEC (Approximate Flag)


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • 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

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 L53.8 are found in the index:

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
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.