ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 22, 2017

See: Other local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue

  ICD-10 Code for Local infection of the skin & subcutaneous tissue, unspecified L08.9

L08.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

L08.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 12 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99)
Section L00-L08 Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
Category L08 Other local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue

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Related Terms to “Local infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified”

  • Dactylitis
    • skin - L08.9
  • Infection, infected, infective(opportunistic) - B99.9
    • buttocks(skin) - L08.9
    • finger(skin) - L08.9
    • foot(skin) - L08.9
    • hip NEC(joint) - M00.9
      • skin NEC - L08.9
    • knee NEC(joint) - M00.9
      • skin - L08.9
    • leg NOS(skin) - L08.9
    • local, skin(staphylococcal) (streptococcal) - L08.9
    • shoulder NEC(joint) - M00.9
      • skin NEC - L08.9
    • skin(local) (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) - L08.9
    • subcutaneous tissue, local - L08.9
    • toe(skin) - L08.9
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory(with exudation)
    • areolar tissue NOS - L08.9
    • leg NOS - L08.9
    • parotid region - L08.9
    • perineum(female) (male) - L08.9
    • skin - L08.9
    • subcutaneous tissue - L08.9
  • Pustule(nonmalignant) - L08.9
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