ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L12.2

Chronic bullous disease of childhood

Diagnosis Code L12.2

ICD-10: L12.2
Short Description: Chronic bullous disease of childhood
Long Description: Chronic bullous disease of childhood
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L12.2

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The code L12.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Bullous disorders (L10-L14)
      • Pemphigoid (L12)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
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Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L12.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 694.2 - Juven dermat herpetiform

  • Blistering eruption
  • Bullous eruption
  • Bullous eruption of childhood
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Childhood bullous pemphigoid
  • Chronic localized pemphigoid
  • Conjunctivitis associated with autoimmune skin disorder
  • Conjunctivitis associated with dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Herpetiform eruption
  • Hydroa herpetiformis
  • Juvenile dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Juvenile pemphigoid
  • Oral mucosal involvement by dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Pemphigoid

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L12.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder. If you have it, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your skin and mouth, causing blisters and sores. No one knows the cause. Pemphigus does not spread from person to person. It does not appear to be inherited. But some people's genes put them more at risk for pemphigus.

Pemphigoid is also an autoimmune skin disease. It leads to deep blisters that do not break easily. Pemphigoid is most common in older adults and may be fatal for older, sick patients.

Doctors diagnose pemphigus with a physical exam, a biopsy, and blood tests. The treatment of pemphigus and pemphigoid is the same: one or more medicines to control symptoms. These may include

  • Steroids, which reduce inflammation
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system response
  • Antibiotics to treat associated infections

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Bullous pemphigoid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pemphigus vulgaris (Medical Encyclopedia)

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