Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 686.8
Other specified local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Local skin infection NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 686.8 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 686.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acrodermatitis
  • Bacterial infection of skin
  • Bacterid
  • Chlamydial dermatological disorders
  • Cutaneous erysipeloid
  • Cutaneous fluke infection
  • Cutaneous glanders
  • Cutaneous involvement legionellosis
  • Dermatitis vegetans
  • Ecthyma
  • Gianotti-Crosti syndrome
  • Hereditary acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • Inflammatory disease of subcutaneous fat including noninfectious granuloma
  • Non-hereditary acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • Papular acrodermatitis of childhood
  • Papular acrodermatitis, childhood
  • Perleche
  • Pitted keratolysis
  • Protothecosis of skin
  • Pustular bacterid
  • Pustular eczema
  • Pyoderma vegetans
  • Staphylococcal skin disorder
  • Streptococcal skin disorder
  • Ulcerative impetigo
  • Viral infection of skin
686.8 Excludes
Applies To
  • Bacterid (pustular)
  • Dermatitis vegetans
  • Ecthyma
  • Perl├Ęche
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 686.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E83.2 Disorders of zinc metabolism
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L08.89 Other specified local infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 686.8:
  • Acrodermatitis 686.8
    • atrophicans (chronica) 701.8
    • continua (Hallopeau) 696.1
    • enteropathica 686.8
    • recalcitrant pustular 696.1
  • Andrews' disease (bacterid) 686.8
  • Angulus infectiosus 686.8
  • Bacterid, bacteride (Andrews' pustular) 686.8
  • Brandt's syndrome (acrodermatitis enteropathica) 686.8
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) 709.2
    • skin 709.2
      • infected 686.8
      • postinfectional 709.2
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.0
  • Danbolt (-Closs) syndrome (acrodermatitis enteropathica) 686.8
  • Dermatitis (allergic) (contact) (occupational) (venenata) 692.9
    • vegetans 686.8
  • Dermatosis 709.9
    • Andrews' 686.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Andrews' (bacterid) 686.8
  • Ecthyma 686.8
  • Eczema (acute) (allergic) (chronic) (erythematous) (fissum) (occupational) (rubrum) (squamous) 692.9
    • pustular 686.8
  • Impetigo (any organism) (any site) (bullous) (circinate) (contagiosa) (neonatorum) (simplex) 684
    • ulcerative 686.8
  • Perl├Ęche 686.8
  • Pyoderma, pyodermia 686.00
    • vegetans 686.8
  • Pyodermatitis 686.00
    • vegetans 686.8
  • Sarcoid (any site) 135
    • Spiegler-Fendt 686.8
  • Spiegler-Fendt sarcoid 686.8
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Brandt's (acrodermatitis enteropathica) 686.8
    • Danbolt (-Closs) (acrodermatitis enteropathica) 686.8
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