2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.211

Cellulitis of face

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • L03.211 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 L03.211 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L03.211 - other international versions of ICD-10 L03.211 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
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  • abscess of orbit (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H05.01

    Cellulitis of orbit

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abscess of orbit
    H05.01-
    )
  • cellulitis of ear (
    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 head (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.81

    Cellulitis of other sites

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    L03.81
    )
  • 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 lip (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K13.0

    Diseases of lips

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abscess of lips
    • Angular cheilitis
    • Cellulitis of lips
    • Cheilitis NOS
    • Cheilodynia
    • Cheilosis
    • Exfoliative cheilitis
    • Fistula of lips
    • Glandular cheilitis
    • Hypertrophy of lips
    • Perlèche NEC
    Type 1 Excludes
    • ariboflavinosis (E53.0)
    • cheilitis due to radiation-related disorders (L55-L59)
    • congenital fistula of lips (Q38.0)
    • congenital hypertrophy of lips (Q18.6)
    • Perlèche due to candidiasis (B37.83)
    • Perlèche due to riboflavin deficiency (E53.0)
    K13.0
    )
  • 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 (internal) (
    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
    )
  • cellulitis of orbit (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H05.01

    Cellulitis of orbit

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abscess of orbit
    H05.01-
    )
  • cellulitis of scalp (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.81

    Cellulitis of other sites

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    L03.81
    )
The following code(s) above L03.211 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
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  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to L03.211:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral periorbital cellulitis
  • Left periorbital cellulitis
  • Periorbital cellulitis, both eyes
  • Right periorbital cellulitis
ICD-10-CM L03.211 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 573 Skin graft for skin ulcer or cellulitis with mcc
  • 574 Skin graft for skin ulcer or cellulitis with cc
  • 575 Skin graft for skin ulcer or cellulitis without cc/mcc
  • 576 Skin graft except for skin ulcer or cellulitis with mcc
  • 577 Skin graft except for skin ulcer or cellulitis with cc
  • 578 Skin graft except for skin ulcer or cellulitis without cc/mcc
  • 602 Cellulitis with mcc
  • 603 Cellulitis without mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert L03.211 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
Code annotations containing back-references to L03.211:
  • Type 2 Excludes: L03.811
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.811

    Cellulitis of head [any part, except face]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Cellulitis of scalp
    Type 2 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L03.211:
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) L03.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.90

    Cellulitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • cheek (external) L03.211
    • head NEC L03.811
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.811

      Cellulitis of head [any part, except face]

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Cellulitis of scalp
      Type 2 Excludes
      • face L03.211 (any part, except ear, eye and nose)
    • face NEC L03.211
    • jaw L03.211 (region)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L03.211
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
L03.312 Cellulitis of back [any part except buttock]
L03.313 Cellulitis of chest wall

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