ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L02.539

Carbuncle of unspecified hand

Diagnosis Code L02.539

ICD-10: L02.539
Short Description: Carbuncle of unspecified hand
Long Description: Carbuncle of unspecified hand
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L02.539

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
      • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle (L02)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L02.539 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Carbuncle of finger
  • Carbuncle of hand
  • Carbuncle of thumb
  • Carbuncle of upper limb
  • Infected thumb
  • Infection of skin of finger

Information for Patients

Skin Infections

Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are

  • Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
  • Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
  • Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.

  • Blastomycosis
  • Boils
  • Candida infection of the skin
  • Carbuncle
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale)
  • Ecthyma
  • Erysipelas
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection

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Staphylococcal Infections

Also called: Staph

Staph is short for Staphylococcus, a type of bacteria. There are over 30 types, but Staphylococcus aureus causes most staph infections (pronounced "staff infections"), including

  • Skin infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Food poisoning
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Blood poisoning (bacteremia)

Skin infections are the most common. They can look like pimples or boils. They may be red, swollen and painful, and sometimes have pus or other drainage. They can turn into impetigo, which turns into a crust on the skin, or cellulitis, a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot.

Anyone can get a staph skin infection. You are more likely to get one if you have a cut or scratch, or have contact with a person or surface that has staph bacteria. The best way to prevent staph is to keep hands and wounds clean. Most staph skin infections are easily treated with antibiotics or by draining the infection. Some staph bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) are resistant to certain antibiotics, making infections harder to treat.

  • Boils
  • Carbuncle
  • Scalded skin syndrome
  • Staph infections -- self-care at home
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Tracheitis

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