L03.12 - Acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb

Version 2023
ICD-10:L03.12
Short Description:Acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb
Long Description:Acute lymphangitis 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)

L03.12 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 acute lymphangitis 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 Acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb

Non-specific codes like L03.12 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 acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.121 for Acute lymphangitis of right axilla
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.122 for Acute lymphangitis of left axilla
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.123 for Acute lymphangitis of right upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.124 for Acute lymphangitis of left upper limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.125 for Acute lymphangitis of right lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.126 for Acute lymphangitis of left lower limb
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use L03.129 for Acute lymphangitis 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


Bacterial Infections

Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most types of don't make you sick. Many types are helpful. Some of them help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese.

But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.

Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.

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Lymphatic Diseases

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

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.


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