ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L02.01

Cutaneous abscess of face

Diagnosis Code L02.01

ICD-10: L02.01
Short Description: Cutaneous abscess of face
Long Description: Cutaneous abscess of face
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L02.01

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The code L02.01 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)
      • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle (L02)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess of cheek
  • Abscess of cheek
  • Abscess of chin
  • Abscess of chin
  • Abscess of external cheek
  • Abscess of face
  • Abscess of forehead
  • Abscess of forehead
  • Abscess of submental space
  • Abscess of temple region
  • Abscess of temple region
  • Abscess of the infratemporal region
  • Acute abscess of face
  • Cellulitis and abscess of cheek
  • Cellulitis and abscess of chin
  • Cellulitis and abscess of face
  • Cellulitis and abscess of forehead
  • Cellulitis and abscess of temple region
  • Cellulitis of chin
  • Cellulitis of forehead
  • Cellulitis of temple region

Information for Patients


An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

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