2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.31

Cellulitis of trunk

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • L03.31 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L03.31 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L03.31 - other international versions of ICD-10 L03.31 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
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  • cellulitis of anal and rectal regions (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K61
    • K61 Abscess of anal and rectal regions
    K61.-
    )
  • cellulitis of breast NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N61.0

    Mastitis without abscess

      2017 - New Code 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infective mastitis (acute) (nonpuerperal) (subacute)
    • Mastitis (acute) (nonpuerperal) (subacute) NOS
    • Cellulitis (acute) (nonpuerperal) (subacute) of breast NOS
    • Cellulitis (acute) (nonpuerperal) (subacute) of nipple NOS
    N61.0
    )
  • cellulitis of female external genital organs (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N76.4

    Abscess of vulva

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Furuncle of vulva
    N76.4
    )
  • cellulitis of male external genital organs (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N48.2

    Other inflammatory disorders of penis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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.-
    )
  • omphalitis of newborn (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P38
    • P38 Omphalitis of newborn
      • P38.1 Omphalitis with mild hemorrhage
      • P38.9 Omphalitis without hemorrhage
    P38.-
    )
  • puerperal cellulitis of breast (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code O91.2

    Nonpurulent mastitis associated with pregnancy, the puerperium and lactation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    O91.2
    )
The following code(s) above L03.31 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to L03.31:
  • L00-L99
    2020 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
    2020 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 2020 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L03.31
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
L03.314 Cellulitis of groin
L03.315 Cellulitis of perineum
L03.316 Cellulitis of umbilicus
L03.317 Cellulitis of buttock
L03.319 …… unspecified
L03.32 Acute lymphangitis of trunk
L03.321 Acute lymphangitis of abdominal wall

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