- A bacterial infection that affects and spreads in the skin and soft tissues. Signs and symptoms include pain, tenderness and reddening in the affected area, fever, chills, and lymphadenopathy.
- An acute, diffuse, and suppurative inflammation of loose connective tissue, particularly the deep subcutaneous tissues, and sometimes muscle, which is most commonly seen as a result of infection of a wound, ulcer, or other skin lesions.
- An acute, spreading infection of the deep tissues of the skin and muscle that causes the skin to become warm and tender and may also cause fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and blisters.
- Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the deepest layer of your skin. Bacteria can enter your body through a break in the skin - from a cut, scratch, or bite. Usually if your skin gets infected, it's just the top layer and it goes away on its own with proper care. But with cellulitis, the deep skin tissues in the infected area become red, hot, irritated and painful. Cellulitis is most common on the face and lower legs. You may have cellulitis if you notice
cellulitis can be serious, and possibly even deadly, so prompt treatment is important. The goal of treatment is to control infection and prevent related problems. Treatment usually includes antibiotics.
- area of skin redness or swelling that gets larger
- tight, glossy look to skin
- pain or tenderness
- skin rash that happens suddenly and grows quickly
- signs of infection including fever, chills and muscle aches
- Inflammation that may involve the skin and or subcutaneous tissues, and or muscle
L03 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis L03.0 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe L03.019 Cellulitis of unspecified finger L03.02 Acute lymphangitis of finger L03.021 Acute lymphangitis of right finger L03.022 Acute lymphangitis of left finger L03.029 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified finger L03.039 Cellulitis of unspecified toe L03.04 Acute lymphangitis of toe L03.041 Acute lymphangitis of right toe L03.042 Acute lymphangitis of left toe L03.049 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified toe L03.1 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb L03.11 Cellulitis of other parts of limb L03.113 Cellulitis of right upper limb L03.114 Cellulitis of left upper limb L03.115 Cellulitis of right lower limb L03.116 Cellulitis of left lower limb L03.119 Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb L03.12 Acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb L03.121 Acute lymphangitis of right axilla L03.122 Acute lymphangitis of left axilla L03.123 Acute lymphangitis of right upper limb L03.124 Acute lymphangitis of left upper limb L03.125 Acute lymphangitis of right lower limb L03.126 Acute lymphangitis of left lower limb L03.129 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified part of limb L03.2 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of face and neck L03.21 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of face L03.22 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of neck L03.3 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of trunk L03.311 Cellulitis of abdominal wall L03.312 Cellulitis of back [any part except buttock] L03.32 Acute lymphangitis of trunk L03.321 Acute lymphangitis of abdominal wall L03.322 Acute lymphangitis of back [any part except buttock] L03.323 Acute lymphangitis of chest wall L03.324 Acute lymphangitis of groin L03.325 Acute lymphangitis of perineum L03.326 Acute lymphangitis of umbilicus L03.327 Acute lymphangitis of buttock L03.8 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of other sites L03.81 Cellulitis of other sites L03.811 Cellulitis of head [any part, except face] L03.89 Acute lymphangitis of other sites L03.891 Acute lymphangitis of head [any part, except face] L03.898 Acute lymphangitis of other sites L03.9 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis, unspecified L03.90 Cellulitis, unspecified L03.91 Acute lymphangitis, unspecified