ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L25.5

Unspecified contact dermatitis due to plants, except food

Diagnosis Code L25.5

ICD-10: L25.5
Short Description: Unspecified contact dermatitis due to plants, except food
Long Description: Unspecified contact dermatitis due to plants, except food
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L25.5

Valid for Submission
The code L25.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Unspecified contact dermatitis (L25)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L25.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Cactus dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis - foods/plants
  • Contact dermatitis caused by arnica
  • Contact dermatitis caused by Genus Toxicodendron
  • Contact dermatitis caused by lacquer tree
  • Contact dermatitis caused by plants
  • Contact dermatitis caused by plants, except food
  • Contact dermatitis caused by poison ivy
  • Contact dermatitis caused by poison oak
  • Contact dermatitis caused by poison sumac
  • Contact dermatitis caused by primrose
  • Contact dermatitis caused by ragweed
  • Contact dermatitis caused by Rhus diversiloba
  • Contact dermatitis caused by Rhus quercifolia
  • Contact dermatitis caused by Senecio jacobea

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L25.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Also called: Ivy poison, Rhus dermatitis, Toxicodendron dermatitis

If you spend time outdoors, chances are you have been bothered by poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac at some point. Most people are sensitive to the plants' oily sap. The sap is in the root, stems, leaves and fruit of these plants. If it gets on your skin, it causes a blistering skin rash. The rash can range from mild to severe, depending on how much sap gets on your skin and how sensitive you are to it. Problems can also happen if the plants are burned. Airborne sap-coated soot can get into the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory system.

The best way to avoid the rash is to learn what the plants look like and stay away from them. If you come into contact with the plants, wash your skin and clothing right away. If you develop a rash, ask your pharmacist about over-the-counter medicines. For severe rashes, see your doctor.

National Park Service

  • Poison ivy - oak - sumac (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Poison ivy - oak - sumac rash (Medical Encyclopedia)

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