L03.11 - Cellulitis of other parts of limb

Version 2023
ICD-10:L03.11
Short Description:Cellulitis of other parts of limb
Long Description:Cellulitis of other parts of limb
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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)

L03.11 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cellulitis of other parts of limb. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Cellulitis of other parts of limb

Non-specific codes like L03.11 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for cellulitis of other parts of limb:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.111 for Cellulitis of right axilla
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.112 for Cellulitis of left axilla
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.113 for Cellulitis of right upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.114 for Cellulitis of left upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.115 for Cellulitis of right lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.116 for Cellulitis of left lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.119 for Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
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.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


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:

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.


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