2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.891

Acute lymphangitis of head [any part, except face]

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • L03.891 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L03.891 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L03.891 - other international versions of ICD-10 L03.891 may differ.
The following code(s) above L03.891 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 L03.891:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute lymphangitis of scalp
  • Lymphangitis scalp, acute
ICD-10-CM L03.891 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 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
  • 602 Cellulitis with mcc
  • 603 Cellulitis without mcc
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert L03.891 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L03.891:
  • Lymphangitis I89.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I89.1

    Lymphangitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Chronic lymphangitis
    • Lymphangitis NOS
    • Subacute lymphangitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute lymphangitis (L03.-)
    • acute L03.91
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.91

      Acute lymphangitis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 1 Excludes
      • head NEC L03.891
      • scalp L03.891 (any part)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L03.891
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
L04 Acute lymphadenitis
L04.0 Acute lymphadenitis of face, head and neck
L04.1 Acute lymphadenitis of trunk
L04.2 Acute lymphadenitis of upper limb
L04.3 Acute lymphadenitis of lower limb
L04.8 Acute lymphadenitis of other sites

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