ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L03.31

Cellulitis of trunk

Diagnosis Code L03.31

ICD-10: L03.31
Short Description: Cellulitis of trunk
Long Description: Cellulitis of trunk
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.31

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L03.31 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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