ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L08.89

Oth local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

Diagnosis Code L08.89

ICD-10: L08.89
Short Description: Oth local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Long Description: Other specified local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L08.89

Valid for Submission
The code L08.89 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 L08.89 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Abnormal granulation tissue
  • Botryomycosis
  • Brucellosis
  • Brucellosis of skin
  • Cutaneous botryomycosis
  • Cutaneous pythiosis
  • Dactylitis
  • Dermatitis vegetans
  • Dermatosis due to parasite
  • Exanthematous infectious disease
  • Fusobacterium infection of skin
  • Herpes simplex infection of skin
  • Hypertrophic condition of skin
  • Infected sebaceous cyst
  • Infection caused by Fusobacterium
  • Infection caused by Oomycetes
  • Infection caused by Pythium
  • Infections specific to perinatal period
  • Knight's disease
  • Nematode infestation of skin
  • On examination - sinus in skin
  • On examination - suppuration skin sinus
  • Perinatal skin and subcutaneous infections
  • Perineal sinus
  • Pitted keratolysis
  • Pseudomonas septicemia with skin involvement
  • Sepsis caused by Pseudomonas
  • Staphylococcal botryomycosis
  • Staphylococcal infection of skin
  • Staphylococcal infection of skin
  • Trichomoniasis affecting skin
  • Trypanosomal chancre
  • Trypanosomiasis affecting skin

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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