ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L08.0


Diagnosis Code L08.0

ICD-10: L08.0
Short Description: Pyoderma
Long Description: Pyoderma
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L08.0

Valid for Submission
The code L08.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
      • Other local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue (L08)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L08.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Blastomycosis-like pyoderma
  • Chancriform pyoderma
  • Cutaneous streptococcal ulcer
  • Cystic acne
  • Dermatitis gangrenosa infantum
  • Ecthyma
  • Ecthyma gangrenosum
  • Intraepidermal pustular dermatitis
  • Intraepidermal vesicular AND/OR pustular dermatitis
  • Juvenile pyoderma
  • Malignant pyoderma
  • Pyoderma
  • Pyoderma faciale
  • Pyoderma ulcerosum tropicalum
  • Sepsis with cutaneous manifestations
  • Site-specific pyogenic infection of skin and subcutis
  • Staphylococcal infection of skin
  • Streptococcal infection of skin
  • Streptococcus pyogenes infection

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L08.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Skin Infections

Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are

  • Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
  • Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
  • Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.

  • Blastomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Boils (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Candida infection of the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Carbuncle (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ecthyma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erysipelas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Molluscum contagiosum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection (Medical Encyclopedia)

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