ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L26

Exfoliative dermatitis

Diagnosis Code L26

ICD-10: L26
Short Description: Exfoliative dermatitis
Long Description: Exfoliative dermatitis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L26

Valid for Submission
The code L26 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Exfoliative dermatitis (L26)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L26 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Chronic erythema
  • Chronic generalized exfoliative dermatitis
  • Drug-induced desquamation of skin
  • Erythroderma
  • Exfoliative disorder of skin of scalp
  • Generalized exfoliative contact dermatitis
  • Generalized exfoliative dermatitis
  • Inflammatory hyperkeratotic dermatosis
  • Inflammatory hyperkeratotic dermatosis, generalized exfoliative
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to exfoliative dermatitis
  • Recurrent focal palmar peeling
  • Skin peeling disorder
  • Skin peeling disorder
  • Subacute dermatitis
  • Subacute generalized exfoliative dermatitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Dermatitis, Skin rash

A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies. Certain genes can make people more likely to get rashes.

Contact dermatitis is a common type of rash. It causes redness, itching, and sometimes small bumps. You get the rash where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy.

Some rashes develop right away. Others form over several days. Although most rashes clear up fairly quickly, others are long-lasting and need long-term treatment.

Because rashes can be caused by many different things, it's important to figure out what kind you have before you treat it. If it is a bad rash, if it does not go away, or if you have other symptoms, you should see your health care provider. Treatments may include moisturizers, lotions, baths, cortisone creams that relieve swelling, and antihistamines, which relieve itching.

  • "Hot Tub Rash" and "Swimmer's Ear" (Pseudomonas) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Contact dermatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diaper rash (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hot tub folliculitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pityriasis rosea (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rash - child under 2 years (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rashes (Medical Encyclopedia)

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