Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 684
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 684 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 684 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 684 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L01.00 Impetigo, unspecified
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L01.03 Bullous impetigo
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bullous impetigo
  • Impetigo (bacterial skin condition)
  • Impetigo bullosa
  • Nonbullous impetigo
  • Non-bullous impetigo
Clinical Information
  • A common superficial bacterial infection caused by staphylococcus aureus or group a beta-hemolytic streptococci. Characteristics include pustular lesions that rupture and discharge a thin, amber-colored fluid that dries and forms a crust. This condition is commonly located on the face, especially about the mouth and nose
  • A contagious bacterial cutaneous infection that affects children and is usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. It usually presents in the face with honey colored scabs
  • Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. Usually the cause is staphylococcal (staph) but sometimes streptococcus (strep) can cause it, too. It is most common in children between the ages of two and six. It usually starts when bacteria get into a break in the skin, such as a cut, scratch or insect bite. Symptoms start with red or pimple-like sores surrounded by red skin. These sores can be anywhere, but usually they occur on your face, arms and legs. The sores fill with pus, then break open after a few days and form a thick crust. They are often itchy, but scratching them can spread the sores. Impetigo can spread by contact with sores or nasal discharge from an infected person. You can treat impetigo with antibiotics
684 Excludes
  • impetigo herpetiformis (694.3)
Applies To
  • Impetiginization of other dermatoses
  • Impetigo (contagiosa) [any site] [any organism]:
    • bullous
    • circinate
    • neonatorum
    • simplex
  • Pemphigus neonatorum
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 684:
  • Corlett's pyosis (impetigo) 684
  • Dermatitis (allergic) (contact) (occupational) (venenata) 692.9
    • impetiginous 684
  • Eczema (acute) (allergic) (chronic) (erythematous) (fissum) (occupational) (rubrum) (squamous) 692.9
    • impetiginous 684
  • Fox's
    • impetigo (contagiosa) 684
  • Impetiginization of other dermatoses 684
  • Impetigo (any organism) (any site) (bullous) (circinate) (contagiosa) (neonatorum) (simplex) 684
    • Bockhart's (superficial folliculitis) 704.8
    • Fox's (contagiosa) 684
    • staphylococcal infection 684
    • vulgaris 684
  • Manson's
    • pyosis (pemphigus contagiosus) 684
  • Pemphigus 694.4
    • contagiosus 684
    • neonatorum, newborn 684
  • Pyosis
    • Corlett's (impetigo) 684
    • Manson's (pemphigus contagiosus) 684
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 684 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.