ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L03.90

Cellulitis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code L03.90

ICD-10: L03.90
Short Description: Cellulitis, unspecified
Long Description: Cellulitis, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.90

Valid for Submission
The code L03.90 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 L03.90 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
  • Acute bacterial paronychia
  • Bacterial cellulitis
  • Bacterial paronychia
  • Cellulitis
  • Cellulitis of digit
  • Cellulitis of skin
  • Cellulitis of skin with lymphangitis
  • Cellulitis with lymphangitis of digit
  • Chronic paronychia
  • Extensive postoperative wound cellulitis
  • Gram-negative bacterial cellulitis
  • Gram-negative bacterial cellulitis
  • Haemophilus cellulitis
  • Infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Inflammation of matrix of nail
  • Inflammation of matrix of nail
  • Mucormycotic gangrenous cellulitis
  • Paronychia
  • Postoperative cellulitis of surgical wound
  • Postoperative wound cellulitis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of nail
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa paronychia
  • Recurrent cellulitis
  • Streptococcal cellulitis
  • Traumatic onychia
  • Wound cellulitis
  • Wound cellulitis

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
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Perianal streptococcal cellulitis
  • Periorbital cellulitis


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Lymphatic Diseases

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of

  • Lymph - a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs
  • Lymph vessels - vessels that carry lymph throughout your body. They are different from blood vessels.
  • Lymph nodes - glands found throughout the lymph vessels. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where white blood cells fight infection.

Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too.

The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. If it's not working properly, fluid builds in your tissues and causes swelling, called lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockage, and cancer.

  • Cancer and lymph nodes
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Groin lump
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Lymph system
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphofollicular hyperplasia
  • Neck lump
  • Swollen lymph nodes


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