Diagnosis Code L03.211
Information for Medical Professionals
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.
- 682.0 - Cellulitis of face (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Abscess of cheek
- Abscess of chin
- Abscess of forehead
- Cellulitis and abscess of cheek
- Cellulitis and abscess of chin
- Cellulitis and abscess of face
- Cellulitis and abscess of forehead
- Cellulitis of chin
- Cellulitis of external cheek
- Cellulitis of face
- Cellulitis of forehead
- Cellulitis of infratemporal fossa
- Diffuse cellulitis of face
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L03.211 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: "And"
The word “and” should be interpreted to mean either “and” or “or” when it appears in a title.
- abscess of orbit (H05.01-)
- cellulitis of ear (H60.1-)
- cellulitis of eyelid (H00.0-)
- cellulitis of head (L03.81)
- cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus (H04.3)
- cellulitis of lip (K13.0)
- cellulitis of mouth (K12.2)
- cellulitis of nose (internal) (J34.0)
- cellulitis of orbit (H05.01-)
- cellulitis of scalp (L03.81)
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.
- 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
- Orbital cellulitis
- Perianal streptococcal cellulitis
- Periorbital cellulitis