ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L53.9

Erythematous condition, unspecified

Diagnosis Code L53.9

ICD-10: L53.9
Short Description: Erythematous condition, unspecified
Long Description: Erythematous condition, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L53.9

Valid for Submission
The code L53.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Urticaria and erythema (L49-L54)
      • Other erythematous conditions (L53)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L53.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 695.9 - Erythematous cond NOS

  • Acute erythema
  • Chronic erythema
  • Eruption of female perineum
  • Eruption of vulva
  • Erythema
  • Erythema at injection site
  • Erythema of female perineum
  • Erythema of skin
  • Erythema of vulva
  • Erythema over mastoid
  • Erythematous condition
  • Erythroderma
  • Erythroderma of unknown etiology
  • Exanthematous disorder
  • Finding of color of foot
  • Finding of color of limb
  • Foot red
  • Generalized erythroderma
  • Idiopathic erythema
  • Mucous membrane erythema
  • On examination - erythematous rash
  • On examination - red nose
  • On examination - skin color
  • On examination - skin red
  • Periorbital erythema
  • Persistent erythema of skin
  • Red extremities

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L53.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Acrodermatitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cryotherapy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cutaneous skin tags (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dry skin -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erythema multiforme (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Granuloma annulare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keratosis pilaris (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lichen planus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Milia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sebaceous cyst (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Seborrheic keratosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal-aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers (Medical Encyclopedia)

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