ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L03.119

Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb

Diagnosis Code L03.119

ICD-10: L03.119
Short Description: Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb
Long Description: Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.119

Valid for Submission
The code L03.119 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
      • Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis (L03)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L03.119 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 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
  • 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

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Synonyms
  • Abscess of ankle
  • Abscess of axilla
  • Abscess of elbow
  • Abscess of foot
  • Abscess of foot
  • Abscess of forearm
  • Abscess of heel
  • Abscess of hip
  • Abscess of knee
  • Abscess of lower leg
  • Abscess of shoulder
  • Abscess of thigh
  • Abscess of upper arm
  • Abscess of wrist
  • Cellulitis and abscess of ankle
  • Cellulitis and abscess of axilla
  • Cellulitis and abscess of elbow
  • Cellulitis and abscess of foot excluding toe
  • Cellulitis and abscess of forearm
  • Cellulitis and abscess of hand excluding digits
  • Cellulitis and abscess of heel
  • Cellulitis and abscess of hip
  • Cellulitis and abscess of knee
  • Cellulitis and abscess of lower leg
  • Cellulitis and abscess of lower limb
  • Cellulitis and abscess of shoulder
  • Cellulitis and abscess of thigh
  • Cellulitis and abscess of trunk
  • Cellulitis and abscess of upper arm
  • Cellulitis and abscess of upper limb
  • Cellulitis and abscess of wrist
  • Cellulitis in diabetic foot
  • Cellulitis of ankle
  • Cellulitis of axilla
  • Cellulitis of dorsum of hand
  • Cellulitis of elbow
  • Cellulitis of foot
  • Cellulitis of foot excluding toe
  • Cellulitis of forearm
  • Cellulitis of hand
  • Cellulitis of hand excluding finger
  • Cellulitis of heel
  • Cellulitis of hip
  • Cellulitis of knee
  • Cellulitis of leg, excluding foot
  • Cellulitis of lower leg
  • Cellulitis of lower limb
  • Cellulitis of palm of hand
  • Cellulitis of shoulder
  • Cellulitis of skin area excluding digits of hand or foot
  • Cellulitis of thigh
  • Cellulitis of upper arm
  • Cellulitis of upper limb
  • Cellulitis of wrist
  • Infection of foot associated with diabetes

Information for Patients


Cellulitis

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Orbital cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Perianal streptococcal cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Periorbital cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)


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