2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.439

Carbuncle of limb, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • L02.439 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L02.439 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L02.439 - other international versions of ICD-10 L02.439 may differ.
The following code(s) above L02.439 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • 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 L02.439:
  • L00-L99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range L00-L99

    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    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)
    • lipomelanotic reticulosis (I89.8)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
    • viral warts (B07.-)
    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • L00-L08
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range L00-L08

    Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    Type 2 Excludes
    • hordeolum (H00.0)
    • infective dermatitis (L30.3)
    • local infections of skin classified in Chapter 1
    • lupus panniculitis (L93.2)
    • panniculitis NOS (M79.3)
    • panniculitis of neck and back (M54.0-)
    • Perlèche NOS (K13.0)
    • Perlèche due to candidiasis (B37.0)
    • Perlèche due to riboflavin deficiency (E53.0)
    • pyogenic granuloma (L98.0)
    • relapsing panniculitis [Weber-Christian] (M35.6)
    • viral warts (B07.-)
    • zoster (B02.-)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.
    Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • L02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02

    Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abscess of anus and rectal regions (K61.-)
    • abscess of female genital organs (external) (N76.4)
    • abscess of male genital organs (external) (N48.2, N49.-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify organism (B95-B96)
    Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle
  • L02.4
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.4

    Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of limb

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of groin (L02.214, L02.224, L02.234)
    • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of hand (L02.5-)
    • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of foot (L02.6-)
    Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of limb
Approximate Synonyms
  • Arm carbuncle
  • Carbuncle of ankle
  • Carbuncle of axilla
  • Carbuncle of forearm
  • Carbuncle of knee
  • Carbuncle of leg
  • Carbuncle of lower limb
  • Carbuncle of shoulder
  • Carbuncle of thigh
  • Carbuncle of upper limb
  • Carbuncle of wrist
  • Forearm carbuncle
  • Thigh carbuncle
  • Wrist carbuncle
ICD-10-CM L02.439 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 602 Cellulitis with mcc
  • 603 Cellulitis without mcc

Convert L02.439 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L02.439
L02.425 Furuncle of right lower limb
L02.426 Furuncle of left lower limb
L02.429 …… unspecified
L02.43 Carbuncle of limb
L02.431 Carbuncle of right axilla
L02.432 Carbuncle of left axilla
L02.433 Carbuncle of right upper limb
L02.434 Carbuncle of left upper limb
L02.435 Carbuncle of right lower limb
L02.436 Carbuncle of left lower limb
L02.439 …… unspecified
L02.5 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of hand
L02.51 Cutaneous abscess of hand
L02.511 Cutaneous abscess of right hand
L02.512 Cutaneous abscess of left hand
L02.519 Cutaneous abscess of unspecified hand
L02.52 Furuncle hand
L02.521 Furuncle right hand
L02.522 Furuncle left hand
L02.529 Furuncle unspecified hand
L02.53 Carbuncle of hand

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.