ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H05.019

Cellulitis of unspecified orbit

Diagnosis Code H05.019

ICD-10: H05.019
Short Description: Cellulitis of unspecified orbit
Long Description: Cellulitis of unspecified orbit
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H05.019

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    • Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit (H00-H05)
      • Disorders of orbit (H05)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H05.019 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Abscess of orbit
  • Abscess of periorbital region
  • Cellulitis of periorbital region
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Subperiosteal abscess of orbit

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • L03.213 - Periorbital cellulitis

Information for Patients


Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and deep underlying tissues. Group A strep (streptococcal) bacteria are the most common cause. The bacteria enter your body when you get an injury such as a bruise, burn, surgical cut, or wound.

Symptoms include

  • Fever and chills
  • Swollen glands or lymph nodes
  • A rash with painful, red, tender skin. The skin may blister and scab over.

Your health care provider may take a sample or culture from your skin or do a blood test to identify the bacteria causing infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. They may be oral in mild cases, or intravenous (by IV) for more severe cases.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Cellulitis
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Perianal streptococcal cellulitis
  • Periorbital cellulitis

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Eye Infections

Your eyes can get infections from bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Eye infections can occur in different parts of the eye and can affect just one eye or both. Two common eye infections are

  • Conjunctivitis - also known as pinkeye. Conjunctivitis is often due to an infection. Children frequently get it, and it is very contagious.
  • Stye - a bump on the eyelid that happens when bacteria from your skin get into the hair follicle of an eyelash.

Symptoms of eye infections may include redness, itching, swelling, discharge, pain, or problems with vision. Treatment depends on the cause of the infection and may include compresses, eye drops, creams, or antibiotics.

  • Blepharitis
  • Corneal ulcers and infections
  • Cytomegalovirus retinitis
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge
  • Eye redness
  • Meibomianitis
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Parinaud oculoglandular syndrome
  • Periorbital cellulitis

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