Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis L03- >

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  • cellulitis of anal and rectal region (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K61
    • K61 Abscess of anal and rectal regions
    K61.-
    )
  • cellulitis of external auditory canal (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H60.1

    Cellulitis of external ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cellulitis of auricle
    • Cellulitis of external auditory canal
    H60.1
    )
  • cellulitis of eyelid (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H00.0

    Hordeolum (externum) (internum) of eyelid

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H00.0
    )
  • cellulitis of female external genital organs (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N76.4

    Abscess of vulva

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Female Dx
    Applicable To
    • Furuncle of vulva
    N76.4
    )
  • cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H04.3

    Acute and unspecified inflammation of lacrimal passages

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neonatal dacryocystitis (P39.1)
    H04.3
    )
  • cellulitis of male external genital organs (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N48.2

    Other inflammatory disorders of penis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • balanitis (N48.1)
    • balanitis xerotica obliterans (N48.0)
    • balanoposthitis (N47.6)
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent.
    N48.2
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N49
    • N49 Inflammatory disorders of male genital organs...
      • N49.0 Inflammatory disorders of seminal vesicle
      • N49.1 Inflammatory disorders of spermatic cord, tun...
      • N49.2 Inflammatory disorders of scrotum
      • N49.3 Fournier gangrene
      • N49.8 Inflammatory disorders of other specified mal...
      • N49.9 Inflammatory disorder of unspecified male gen...
    N49.-
    )
  • cellulitis of mouth (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K12.2

    Cellulitis and abscess of mouth

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cellulitis of mouth (floor)
    • Submandibular abscess
    Type 2 Excludes
    K12.2
    )
  • cellulitis of nose (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J34.0

    Abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of nose

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cellulitis of nose
    • Necrosis of nose
    • Ulceration of nose
    J34.0
    )
  • eosinophilic cellulitis [Wells] (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.3

    Eosinophilic cellulitis [Wells]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    L98.3
    )
  • febrile neutrophilic dermatosis [Sweet] (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.2

    Febrile neutrophilic dermatosis [Sweet]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    L98.2
    )
  • lymphangitis (chronic) (subacute) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I89.1

    Lymphangitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Chronic lymphangitis
    • Lymphangitis NOS
    • Subacute lymphangitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute lymphangitis (L03.-)
    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
Codes
  • L03 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis
    • L03.0 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe
      • L03.01 Cellulitis of finger
        • L03.011 Cellulitis of right finger
        • L03.012 Cellulitis of left finger
        • 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
      • L03.03 Cellulitis of 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
        • L03.111 Cellulitis of right axilla
        • L03.112 Cellulitis of left axilla
        • 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
      • L03.31 Cellulitis of trunk
      • 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
        • L03.329 …… unspecified
    • L03.8 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of other sites
      • L03.81 Cellulitis of other sites
        • L03.811 Cellulitis of head [any part, except face]
        • L03.818 Cellulitis of other sites
      • 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