Valid for Submission
L03.116 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cellulitis of left lower limb. The code L03.116 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code L03.116 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cellulitis of ankle, cellulitis of hip, cellulitis of knee, cellulitis of left ankle, cellulitis of left foot , cellulitis of left hip, etc.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cellulitis of ankle
- Cellulitis of hip
- Cellulitis of knee
- Cellulitis of left ankle
- Cellulitis of left foot
- Cellulitis of left hip
- Cellulitis of left knee
- Cellulitis of left lower limb
- Cellulitis of left thigh
- Cellulitis of thigh
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert L03.116 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code L03.116 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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)
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