ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L03.211

Cellulitis of face

Diagnosis Code L03.211

ICD-10: L03.211
Short Description: Cellulitis of face
Long Description: Cellulitis of face
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L03.211

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The code L03.211 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)
      • Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis (L03)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess of cheek
  • Abscess of chin
  • Abscess of forehead
  • Cellulitis and abscess of cheek
  • Cellulitis and abscess of chin
  • Cellulitis and abscess of face
  • Cellulitis and abscess of forehead
  • Cellulitis of chin
  • Cellulitis of external cheek
  • Cellulitis of face
  • Cellulitis of forehead
  • Cellulitis of infratemporal fossa
  • Diffuse cellulitis of face

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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.

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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