ICD-10-CM Code L98.8

Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

Version 2020 Replaced Code Billable Code

Valid for Submission

L98.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code L98.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like absent navel syndrome, acquired disorder of keratinization, acute ulcer of skin, artefactual skin disease inflicted by others, b-cell pseudolymphoma due to drug, biers spots, etc

Short Description:Oth disrd of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Long Description:Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • L98.7 - Excessive and redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue

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 L98.8 are found in the index:


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

  • Absent navel syndrome
  • Acquired disorder of keratinization
  • Acute ulcer of skin
  • Artefactual skin disease inflicted by others
  • B-cell pseudolymphoma due to drug
  • Biers spots
  • Blistering of skin due to drug-induced coma
  • Body skin hyperlaxity due to vitamin K dependent coagulation factor deficiency
  • Calcinosis within skin cyst or tumor
  • Cavity in skin
  • Changing color of pigmented skin lesion
  • Changing shape of pigmented skin lesion
  • Complication of external stoma of urinary tract
  • Contracture of skin of hand
  • Crohn's disease of skin
  • Cutaneous B-cell pseudolymphoma
  • Cutaneous pseudolymphoma
  • Cutaneous synovial metaplasia
  • Cutaneous T-cell pseudolymphoma
  • Defect of skin of hand
  • Degenerative colloid atrophy
  • Degenerative skin disorder
  • Denuded skin
  • Dermal elastolysis
  • Dermatosis due to hair as foreign body
  • Dermatosis of menopause
  • Dermatosis of scalp
  • Dermatosis resulting from ureterostomy
  • Dermatosis secondary to peripheral nerve disorder
  • Dermatosis secondary to peripheral nerve disorder
  • Disorder due to abnormality of dermal elastin
  • Disorder of keratinization
  • Disorder of urological stoma
  • Distinctive exudative discoid AND lichenoid chronic dermatosis of Sulzberger and Garbe
  • Dystrophic calcification of skin due to inflammatory disease
  • Dystrophic calcification of skin due to localized skin injury
  • Eosinophilic spongiosis
  • Epidermal fragility
  • Erosive pustular dermatosis
  • Erosive pustular dermatosis of lower extremity
  • Fat hypertrophy
  • Fibrohistiocytic proliferation of the skin
  • Fibrotic disorder of skin
  • Fibrotic disorder of skin
  • Finger wrinkling
  • Fistula
  • Fistula of skin
  • Foot mark
  • Foreign body dermatosis
  • Full thickness skin loss
  • Generalized peeling skin syndrome
  • Hair sinus
  • Hair sinus in foot
  • Heat-induced dermatosis
  • Hereditary skin fragility
  • Hereditary skin peeling syndrome
  • Human bite mark
  • Increased skin sensitivity
  • Infantile stiff skin syndrome
  • Infantile systemic hyalinosis
  • Inflammatory hyperkeratotic dermatosis, chronic
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor of the skin
  • Janeway lesion
  • Keratosis lichenoides chronica
  • Köbner phenomenon
  • Late-onset focal dermal elastosis
  • Leakage of peritoneal dialysate into subcutaneous tissue of abdominal wall
  • Lesion of skin of breast
  • Leukokeratosis
  • Linear focal elastosis
  • Loss of subcutaneous fat
  • Loss of subcutaneous fat overlying biceps muscle
  • Marine dermatosis
  • Menstrual cycle related dermatosis
  • Metastatic Crohn's disease of skin
  • Mucosal plaque
  • Musician's wart
  • Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma
  • Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma with paraproteinemia
  • Necrotic eschar
  • Neovascularization of subepidermal region
  • Neurotrophic damage to skin
  • Non-healing pigmented skin lesion
  • O/E - cracked skin of hands
  • O/E - foreign body in skin
  • O/E - sinus in skin
  • O/E - skin burrows
  • O/E - skin burrows present
  • O/E - skin crust
  • O/E - skin fissures
  • O/E - skin fissures present
  • O/E - skin plaques
  • O/E - skin sinus -after injury
  • O/E - splinter in skin
  • Painful piezogenic pedal papules
  • Palmar pit
  • Papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome
  • Papulonodular disease of skin
  • Parakeratosis of skin
  • Peritoneal dialysis leakage
  • Periumbilical choristia
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Pilonidal disease of natal cleft
  • Plaque in skin or mucosa
  • Plaster of Paris injury to skin
  • Polyvinyl pyrrolidone disease
  • Poppers' nodules due to intravenous drug abuse
  • Post-phlebitic dermatosis of lower leg
  • Post-scabetic nodules
  • Premenstrual exacerbation of dermatosis
  • Pressure-induced dermatosis
  • Pressure-induced dermatosis
  • Pruritic scalp dermatosis
  • Pseudo-ainhum
  • Pseudolymphomatous eruption due to drug
  • Pseudolymphomatous eruption due to drug
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like papillary dermal elastolysis
  • Purple glove syndrome
  • Reaction to metallic ring, stud and/or infibulata in skin
  • Reaction to thorn and/or spine in skin
  • Rhytidosis facialis
  • Scab of skin
  • Scab of skin
  • Scleroderma-like reaction due to poison
  • Sclerodermiform reaction
  • Senile dermatosis
  • Sequela of phlebitis
  • Sinus of skin of buttock
  • Sinus of skin of inguinal region
  • Sinus of skin of neck
  • Skin damage resulting from acquired nerve disorder
  • Skin damage resulting from acquired nerve disorder
  • Skin eschar
  • Skin flap pin-cushion deformity
  • Skin lesion due to drug overdose
  • Skin lesion due to intravenous drug abuse
  • Skin lesion in drug addict
  • Skin loss exposing muscle or bone
  • Skin peeling disorder
  • Skin peeling disorder
  • Skin punctum
  • Skin reaction to noxious and/or venomous marine invertebrate
  • Skin sinus
  • Skin vegetations
  • Slap mark
  • Solitary T-cell pseudolymphoma
  • Spastic paraplegia, facial cutaneous lesion syndrome
  • Splinter in skin
  • Spots on skin
  • Stiff skin syndrome
  • Symmetrical lividities of soles
  • Syringosquamous metaplasia due to cytotoxic therapy
  • T-cell pseudolymphoma due to drug
  • Toxicoderma
  • Trigeminal trophic syndrome
  • Vascular lesion in skin or mucosa
  • Volume loss of face
  • Water-induced dermatosis
  • White fibrous papulosis of neck
  • Zinc-responsive dermatosis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code L98.8 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 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert L98.8 to ICD-9

  • 709.8 - Skin disorders NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Oth disorders of skin, subcu, not elsewhere classified (L98)

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

Skin Conditions

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

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