2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.2

Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of face and neck

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L03.2 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM L03.2 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L03.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 L03.2 may differ.
The following code(s) above L03.2 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 L03.2:
  • 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
  • L03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03

    Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    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)
    Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis
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
Code annotations containing back-references to L03.2:
  • Type 2 Excludes: L03.12
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.12

    Acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute lymphangitis of fingers (L03.2-)
    • acute lymphangitis of toes (L03.04-)
    • acute lymphangitis of groin (L03.324)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L03.2
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
L03.211 Cellulitis of face
L03.212 Acute lymphangitis of face
L03.213 Periorbital cellulitis
L03.22 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of neck
L03.221 Cellulitis of neck
L03.222 Acute lymphangitis of neck
L03.3 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of trunk
L03.31 Cellulitis of trunk
L03.311 Cellulitis of abdominal wall

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