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 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N48.22

Valid for Submission
The code N48.22 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Other disorders of penis (N48)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses 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 V35.0)

  • 727 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITH MCC
  • 728 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHOUT MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 607.2 - Inflam dis, penis NEC (Approximate Flag)

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

Information for Patients


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

  • 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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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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cancer - penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Curvature of the penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epididymitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epispadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erythroplasia of Queyrat (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias repair - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Paraphimosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Penis pain (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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