2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.8

Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Oth disrd of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
      • Other disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue, not elsewhere classified

L98.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

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
  • Acquired perforating pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • Acquired perforating pseudoxanthoma elasticum of periumbilical region
  • Acquired pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • Acquired pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • 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
  • Contracture of skin of hand
  • Crohn's disease of skin
  • Crust on skin
  • Crust on skin
  • Cutaneous B-cell pseudolymphoma
  • Cutaneous B-cell pseudolymphoma
  • Cutaneous pseudolymphoma
  • Cutaneous synovial metaplasia
  • Cutaneous T-cell pseudolymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-cell pseudolymphoma
  • Defect of skin of hand
  • Degenerative skin disorder
  • Denuded skin
  • Dermal elastolysis
  • Dermatosis due to hair as foreign body
  • Dermatosis of menopause
  • Dermatosis of scalp
  • Dermatosis resulting from cytotoxic therapy
  • Dermatosis resulting from ureterostomy
  • Disorder due to abnormality of dermal elastin
  • Disorder due to abnormality of dermal elastin
  • Disorder of keratinization
  • 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
  • Finger wrinkling
  • Fistula
  • Fistula of skin
  • Foot mark
  • Foreign body dermatosis
  • Foreign body dermatosis
  • Foreign body dermatosis
  • Foreign body dermatosis
  • Full thickness skin loss
  • Generalized inflammatory peeling skin syndrome
  • Generalized non-inflammatory peeling skin syndrome
  • Generalized peeling skin syndrome
  • Hair sinus
  • Hair sinus in foot
  • Heat-induced dermatosis
  • Hereditary skin fragility
  • Hereditary skin peeling syndrome
  • Human bite mark
  • Hyaline fibromatosis syndrome
  • Increased skin sensitivity
  • Infantile pedal papules
  • Infantile stiff skin syndrome
  • Infantile systemic hyalinosis
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor of the skin
  • Janeway lesion
  • Keratosis lichenoides chronica
  • Köbner phenomenon
  • Laminopathy with premature aging
  • 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
  • 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
  • Neurotrophic damage to skin
  • Non-healing pigmented skin lesion
  • Painful piezogenic pedal papules
  • Palmar pit
  • Papular elastorrhexis
  • Papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome
  • Papulonodular disease of skin
  • Parakeratosis of skin
  • Parana hard skin syndrome
  • Pathergy reaction
  • Peristomal skin complication
  • 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
  • Pruritic scalp dermatosis
  • Pseudo-ainhum
  • Pseudolymphomatous eruption due to drug
  • Pseudolymphomatous eruption due to drug
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum due to hemoglobinopathy
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like papillary dermal elastolysis
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like skin manifestations with retinitis pigmentosa
  • 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
  • Scleroderma-like reaction due to poison
  • Sclerodermiform reaction
  • Senile dermatosis
  • Senile gluteal dermatosis
  • Sequela of phlebitis
  • Sinus of skin following injury
  • Sinus of skin following surgical procedure
  • Sinus of skin of buttock
  • Sinus of skin of inguinal region
  • Sinus of skin of neck
  • Skin damage resulting from acquired nerve disorder
  • Skin eschar
  • Skin flap pin-cushion deformity
  • 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 peeling disorder
  • Skin peeling disorder
  • Skin punctum
  • Skin sinus
  • Skin vegetations
  • Slap mark
  • Solitary T-cell pseudolymphoma
  • Spastic paraplegia, facial cutaneous lesion syndrome
  • Stiff skin syndrome
  • Symmetrical lividities of soles
  • Syringosquamous metaplasia due to cytotoxic therapy
  • T-cell pseudolymphoma due to drug
  • Thickening of skin
  • Toxicoderma
  • Trigeminal trophic syndrome
  • Vascular lesion of skin
  • Volume loss of face
  • Water-induced dermatosis
  • White fibrous papulosis of neck
  • Wrinkled skin
  • Xanthogranuloma
  • Xanthogranuloma
  • Zinc-responsive dermatosis

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

    an inherited disorder of connective tissue with extensive degeneration and calcification of elastic tissue primarily in the skin, eye, and vasculature. at least two forms exist, autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant. this disorder is caused by mutations of one of the atp-binding cassette transporters. patients are predisposed to myocardial infarction and gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
  • Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma

    a cutaneous necrobiotic disorder characterized by firm, yellow plaques or nodules, often in a periorbital distribution. it is often accompanied by an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate; leukopenia; and monoclonal gammopathy (igg-kappa type) and systemic involvement.
  • Arterio-Arterial Fistula

    abnormal communication between two arteries that may result from injury or occur as a congenital abnormality.
  • Arteriovenous Fistula

    an abnormal direct communication between an artery and a vein without passing through the capillaries. an a-v fistula usually leads to the formation of a dilated sac-like connection, arteriovenous aneurysm. the locations and size of the shunts determine the degree of effects on the cardiovascular functions such as blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Biliary Fistula

    abnormal passage in any organ of the biliary tract or between biliary organs and other organs.
  • Bronchial Fistula

    an abnormal passage or communication between a bronchus and another part of the body.
  • Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula

    an acquired or spontaneous abnormality in which there is communication between cavernous sinus, a venous structure, and the carotid arteries. it is often associated with head trauma, specifically basilar skull fractures (skull fracture, basilar). clinical signs often include vision disorders and intracranial hypertension.
  • Cassia

    a plant genus of the family fabaceae. many species of this genus, including the medicinal c. senna and c. angustifolia, have been reclassified into the senna genus (senna plant) and some to chamaecrista.
  • Cutaneous Fistula

    an abnormal passage or communication leading from an internal organ to the surface of the body.
  • Dental Fistula

    an abnormal passage in the oral cavity on the gingiva.
  • Digestive System Fistula

    an abnormal passage communicating between any components of the digestive system, or between any part of the digestive system and surrounding organ(s).
  • Esophageal Fistula

    abnormal passage communicating with the esophagus. the most common type is tracheoesophageal fistula between the esophagus and the trachea.
  • Fistula

    abnormal communication most commonly seen between two internal organs, or between an internal organ and the surface of the body.
  • Gastric Fistula

    abnormal passage communicating with the stomach.
  • Intestinal Fistula

    an abnormal anatomical passage between the intestine, and another segment of the intestine or other organs. external intestinal fistula is connected to the skin (enterocutaneous fistula). internal intestinal fistula can be connected to a number of organs, such as stomach (gastrocolic fistula), the biliary tract (cholecystoduodenal fistula), or the urinary bladder of the urinary tract (colovesical fistula). risk factors include inflammatory processes, cancer, radiation treatment, and surgical misadventures (medical errors).
  • Oral Fistula

    an abnormal passage within the mouth communicating between two or more anatomical structures.
  • Oroantral Fistula

    a fistula between the maxillary sinus and the oral cavity.
  • Pancreatic Fistula

    abnormal passage communicating with the pancreas.
  • Portacaval Shunt, Surgical

    surgical portasystemic shunt between the portal vein and inferior vena cava.
  • Rectal Fistula

    an abnormal anatomical passage connecting the rectum to the outside, with an orifice at the site of drainage.
  • Rectovaginal Fistula

    an abnormal anatomical passage between the rectum and the vagina.
  • Respiratory Tract Fistula

    an abnormal passage communicating between any component of the respiratory tract or between any part of the respiratory system and surrounding organs.
  • Salivary Gland Fistula

    a fistula between a salivary duct or gland and the cutaneous surface of the oral cavity.
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    abnormal passage between the esophagus and the trachea, acquired or congenital, often associated with esophageal atresia.
  • Urinary Bladder Fistula

    an abnormal passage in the urinary bladder or between the bladder and any surrounding organ.
  • Urinary Fistula

    an abnormal passage in any part of the urinary tract between itself or with other organs.
  • Vaginal Fistula

    an abnormal anatomical passage that connects the vagina to other organs, such as the bladder (vesicovaginal fistula) or the rectum (rectovaginal fistula).
  • Vascular Fistula

    an abnormal passage between two or more blood vessels, between arteries; veins; or between an artery and a vein.
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula

    an abnormal anatomical passage between the urinary bladder and the vagina.
  • Arteries

    the vessels carrying blood away from the heart.
  • Stomach

    an organ of digestion situated in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen between the termination of the esophagus and the beginning of the duodenum.
  • Pancreas

    a nodular organ in the abdomen that contains a mixture of endocrine glands and exocrine glands. the small endocrine portion consists of the islets of langerhans secreting a number of hormones into the blood stream. the large exocrine portion (exocrine pancreas) is a compound acinar gland that secretes several digestive enzymes into the pancreatic ductal system that empties into the duodenum.
  • Rectum

    the distal segment of the large intestine, between the sigmoid colon and the anal canal.
  • Urinary Bladder

    a musculomembranous sac along the urinary tract. urine flows from the kidneys into the bladder via the ureters (ureter), and is held there until urination.
  • Urinary Tract

    the duct which coveys urine from the pelvis of the kidney through the ureters, bladder, and urethra.
  • ABCC6 wt Allele|ABC34|ARA|ATP-Binding Cassette, Sub-Family C (CFTR/MRP), Member 6 wt Allele|ATP-Binding Cassette, Subfamily C, Member 6 Gene|EST349056|GACI2|MLP1|MOAT-E|MOATE|MRP6|PXE|PXE1|Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum Gene|URG7

    human abcc6 wild-type allele is located in the vicinity of 16p13.1 and is approximately 75 kb in length. this allele, which encodes multidrug resistance-associated protein 6, plays a role in the active transport of drugs across the plasma membrane. mutation of the gene is associated with pseudoxanthoma elasticum and generalized arterial calcification of infancy type 2.
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum

    a rare, progressive, autosomal recessive inherited disorder caused by mutations in the abcc6 gene. it is characterized by calcification and fragmentation of the elastic fibers of the skin, retina, and cardiovascular system. signs and symptoms include skin plaques and bumps, thickened skin, retinal hemorrhage and obstruction of the blood vessels.
  • Spastic Paraplegia 56|Autosomal Recessive Spastic Paraplegia-56 with or without Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum|SPG56

    an autosomal recessive subtype of hereditary spastic paraplegia caused by mutation(s) in the cyp2u1 gene, encoding cytochrome p450 2u1.
  • Skin Eschar

    a crust that covers necrotic tissue in the skin that is caused by a burn or gangrene.
  • Stiff Skin Syndrome

    a rare, autosomal dominant inherited syndrome caused by mutations in the fbn1 gene. it is characterized by hard and thickened skin, usually over the entire body, and limited joint motility.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert L98.8 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 709.8 - Skin disorders NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

Skin Conditions

What does your skin do?

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers the entire outside of your body. There are many ways that your skin protects your body and helps keep you healthy. For example, it:

  • Holds body fluids in, which helps prevent you from getting dehydrated
  • Keeps out harmful germs, which helps prevent infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Helps control your body temperature
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it
  • Shields your body against heat and light

What problems and conditions can affect your skin?

There are many different problems and conditions which can affect your skin. Some of them can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as itching, burning, redness, and rashes. They might also affect your appearance. Some of the more common skin conditions include:

  • Acne, which causes pimples when hair follicles under your skin get clogged up
  • Burns
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Dandruff, flaking of the skin on your scalp (the top of your head)
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis), which causes inflammation, redness, and irritation of the skin
  • Hives, which are red and sometimes itchy bumps on your skin
  • Insect bites
  • Psoriasis, which causes itchy, scaly red patches
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections

How can I keep my skin healthy?

Since your skin protects your body in many ways, it's important to try to keep your skin healthy. For example, you can:

  • Wear the right protective equipment, like gloves, long sleeves, knee and elbow pads, or helmets to protect against cuts, bumps and scrapes.
  • If you do get a cut or scrape, clean it right away with soap and warm water. Put on a bandage to protect it while it heals.
  • When you are spending time outdoors, wear long sleeves and pants and use insect repellant to prevent insect bites.
  • Prevent sunburn by covering up and using sunscreen when outdoors.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • When you take a shower or bath, use warm (not hot) water. Use mild cleansers and wash gently (don't scrub).
  • Use moisturizers, like lotions, creams, or ointments, to prevent dry skin.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.