2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.1

Cellulitis of external ear

Applicable To
  • Cellulitis of auricle
  • Cellulitis of external auditory canal
The following code(s) above H60.1 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to H60.1:
  • H60-H95
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range H60-H95

    Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

    • Use an external cause code following the code for the ear condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the ear condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the ear and mastoid process
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to H60.1:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H60.1:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H60.1
H59.813 …… bilateral
H59.819 …… unspecified eye
H59.88 Other intraoperative complications of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
H59.89 Other postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
H60 Otitis externa
H60.0 Abscess of external ear
H60.00 …… unspecified ear
H60.01 Abscess of right external ear
H60.02 Abscess of left external ear
H60.03 …… bilateral
H60.1 Cellulitis of external ear
H60.10 …… unspecified ear
H60.11 Cellulitis of right external ear
H60.12 Cellulitis of left external ear
H60.13 …… bilateral
H60.2 Malignant otitis externa
H60.20 …… unspecified ear
H60.21 …… right ear
H60.22 …… left ear
H60.23 …… bilateral
H60.3 Other infective otitis externa

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