Type 2 Excludes
  • cellulitis of anal and rectal region (K61.-)
  • cellulitis of external auditory canal (H60.1)
  • cellulitis of eyelid (H00.0)
  • cellulitis of female external genital organs (N76.4)
  • cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus (H04.3)
  • cellulitis of male external genital organs (N48.2, N49.-)
  • cellulitis of mouth (K12.2)
  • cellulitis of nose (J34.0)
  • eosinophilic cellulitis [Wells] (L98.3)
  • febrile neutrophilic dermatosis [Sweet] (L98.2)
  • lymphangitis (chronic) (subacute) (I89.1)
Clinical Information
  • 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
    • 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
    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.
  • 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
L03.01 Cellulitis of finger
L03.011 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.011 Cellulitis of right finger
L03.012 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.012 Cellulitis of left finger
L03.019 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.019 Cellulitis of unspecified finger
L03.02 Acute lymphangitis of finger
L03.021 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.021 Acute lymphangitis of right finger
L03.022 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.022 Acute lymphangitis of left finger
L03.029 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.029 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified finger
L03.03 Cellulitis of toe
L03.031 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.031 Cellulitis of right toe
L03.032 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.032 Cellulitis of left toe
L03.039 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.039 Cellulitis of unspecified toe
L03.04 Acute lymphangitis of toe
L03.041 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.041 Acute lymphangitis of right toe
L03.042 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.042 Acute lymphangitis of left toe
L03.049 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code 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
L03.111 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.111 Cellulitis of right axilla
L03.112 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.112 Cellulitis of left axilla
L03.113 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.113 Cellulitis of right upper limb
L03.114 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.114 Cellulitis of left upper limb
L03.115 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.115 Cellulitis of right lower limb
L03.116 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.116 Cellulitis of left lower limb
L03.119 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.119 Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb
L03.12 Acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb
L03.121 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.121 Acute lymphangitis of right axilla
L03.122 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.122 Acute lymphangitis of left axilla
L03.123 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.123 Acute lymphangitis of right upper limb
L03.124 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.124 Acute lymphangitis of left upper limb
L03.125 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.125 Acute lymphangitis of right lower limb
L03.126 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.126 Acute lymphangitis of left lower limb
L03.129 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code 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
L03.211 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.211 Cellulitis of face
L03.212 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.212 Acute lymphangitis of face
L03.22 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of neck
L03.221 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.221 Cellulitis of neck
L03.222 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.222 Acute lymphangitis of neck
L03.3 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of trunk
L03.31 Cellulitis of trunk
L03.311 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.311 Cellulitis of abdominal wall
L03.312 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.312 Cellulitis of back [any part except buttock]
L03.313 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.313 Cellulitis of chest wall
L03.314 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.314 Cellulitis of groin
L03.315 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.315 Cellulitis of perineum
L03.316 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.316 Cellulitis of umbilicus
L03.317 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.317 Cellulitis of buttock
L03.319 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.319 …… unspecified
L03.32 Acute lymphangitis of trunk
L03.321 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.321 Acute lymphangitis of abdominal wall
L03.322 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.322 Acute lymphangitis of back [any part except buttock]
L03.323 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.323 Acute lymphangitis of chest wall
L03.324 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.324 Acute lymphangitis of groin
L03.325 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.325 Acute lymphangitis of perineum
L03.326 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.326 Acute lymphangitis of umbilicus
L03.327 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.327 Acute lymphangitis of buttock
L03.329 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.329 …… unspecified
L03.8 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of other sites
L03.81 Cellulitis of other sites
L03.811 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.811 Cellulitis of head [any part, except face]
L03.818 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.818 Cellulitis of other sites
L03.89 Acute lymphangitis of other sites
L03.891 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.891 Acute lymphangitis of head [any part, except face]
L03.898 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.898 Acute lymphangitis of other sites
L03.9 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis, unspecified
L03.90 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.90 Cellulitis, unspecified
L03.91 is a specific ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.91 Acute lymphangitis, unspecified