ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N48.22

Cellulitis of corpus cavernosum and penis

Diagnosis Code N48.22

ICD-10: N48.22
Short Description: Cellulitis of corpus cavernosum and penis
Long Description: Cellulitis of corpus cavernosum and penis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N48.22

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Other disorders of penis (N48)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Diagnoses for males only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for males only
Diagnoses for males only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N48.22 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Cellulitis of corpus cavernosum
  • Cellulitis of penis
  • Cellulitis of perineum
  • Penile cellulitis/abscess/boil

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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Penis Disorders

Also called: Penile disorders

Problems with the penis can cause pain and affect a man's sexual function and fertility. Penis disorders include

  • Erectile dysfunction - inability to get or keep an erection
  • Priapism - a painful erection that does not go away
  • Peyronie's disease - bending of the penis during an erection due to a hard lump called a plaque
  • Balanitis - inflammation of the skin covering the head of the penis, most often in men and boys who have not been circumcised
  • Penile cancer - a rare form of cancer, highly curable when caught early

  • Balanitis
  • Cancer - penis
  • Curvature of the penis
  • Epididymitis
  • Epispadias
  • Erythroplasia of Queyrat
  • Hypospadias
  • Hypospadias repair
  • Hypospadias repair - discharge
  • Paraphimosis
  • Penis pain

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