Diagnosis Code L03.31
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code L03.31 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: Type 2 Excludes Notes
A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
- cellulitis of anal and rectal regions (K61.-)
- cellulitis of breast NOS (N61.0)
- cellulitis of female external genital organs (N76.4)
- cellulitis of male external genital organs (N48.2, N49.-)
- omphalitis of newborn (P38.-)
- puerperal cellulitis of breast (O91.2)
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
- Cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Orbital cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Perianal streptococcal cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Periorbital cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)