ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 686.8

Local skin infection NEC

Diagnosis Code 686.8

ICD-9: 686.8
Short Description: Local skin infection NEC
Long Description: Other specified local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 686.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (680–709)
    • Infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue (680-686)
      • 686 Other local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acrodermatitis
  • Bacillus Calmette-Guerin granuloma
  • Bacillus Calmette-Guerin ulcer
  • Bacterial infection of skin
  • Bacterid
  • Chlamydial dermatological disorders
  • Cutaneous erysipeloid
  • Cutaneous fluke infection
  • Cutaneous glanders
  • Cutaneous involvement legionellosis
  • Dermatitis vegetans
  • Ecthyma
  • Hereditary acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • Inflammatory disease of subcutaneous fat including noninfectious granuloma
  • Non-hereditary acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • Protothecosis of skin
  • Pustular bacterid
  • Pustular eczema
  • Staphylococcal skin disorder
  • Streptococcal skin disorder
  • Viral infection of skin

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 686.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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
  • Boils
  • Candida infection of the skin
  • Carbuncle
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale)
  • Ecthyma
  • Erysipelas
  • Erythrasma
  • Gram stain of skin lesion
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection
  • Scalded skin syndrome
  • Skin lesion biopsy
  • Skin lesion KOH exam
  • Tinea versicolor

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