Erysipelas A46-

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as A46. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • postpartum or puerperal erysipelas (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O86.89

    Other specified puerperal infections

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Maternity Dx (12-55 years)
    O86.89
    )
Clinical Information
  • An acute infection of the skin caused by species of streptococcus. This disease most frequently affects infants, young children, and the elderly. Characteristics include pink-to-red lesions that spread rapidly and are warm to the touch. The commonest site of involvement is the face.
Codes
  • A46 Erysipelas