Use Additional code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.

Excludes2

  • hordeolum (H00.0)
  • infective dermatitis (L30.3)
  • local infections of skin classified in Chapter 1
  • lupus panniculitis (L93.2)
  • panniculitis NOS (M79.3)
  • panniculitis of neck and back (M54.0-)
  • Perlèche NOS (K13.0)
  • Perlèche due to candidiasis (B37.0)
  • Perlèche due to riboflavin deficiency (E53.0)
  • pyogenic granuloma (L98.0)
  • relapsing panniculitis [Weber-Christian] (M35.6)
  • viral warts (B07.-)
  • zoster (B02.-)
  1. L03 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis

    Excludes2

    • cellulitis of anal and rectal region (K61.-)
    • cellulitis of external auditory canal (H60.1)
    • cellulitis of eyelid (H00.0)
    • cellulitis of female external genital organs (N76.4)
    • cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus (H04.3)
    • cellulitis of male external genital organs (N48.2, N49.-)
    • cellulitis of mouth (K12.2)
    • cellulitis of nose (J34.0)
    • eosinophilic cellulitis [Wells] (L98.3)
    • febrile neutrophilic dermatosis [Sweet] (L98.2)
    • lymphangitis (chronic) (subacute) (I89.1)
    1. L03.0 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of finger and toe

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Infection of nail
      • Onychia
      • Paronychia
      • Perionychia
      1. L03.01 Cellulitis of finger

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Felon
        • Whitlow
        • L03.011 Cellulitis of right finger
        • L03.012 Cellulitis of left finger
        • L03.019 Cellulitis of unspecified finger
      2. L03.02 Acute lymphangitis of finger

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Hangnail with lymphangitis of finger
        • L03.021 Acute lymphangitis of right finger
        • L03.022 Acute lymphangitis of left finger
        • L03.029 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified finger
      3. L03.03 Cellulitis of toe

      4. L03.04 Acute lymphangitis of toe

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Hangnail with lymphangitis of toe
        • L03.041 Acute lymphangitis of right toe
        • L03.042 Acute lymphangitis of left toe
        • L03.049 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified toe
    2. L03.1 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb

      1. L03.11 Cellulitis of other parts of limb

        • L03.111 Cellulitis of right axilla
        • L03.112 Cellulitis of left axilla
        • L03.113 Cellulitis of right upper limb
        • L03.114 Cellulitis of left upper limb
        • L03.115 Cellulitis of right lower limb
        • L03.116 Cellulitis of left lower limb
        • L03.119 Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb
      2. L03.12 Acute lymphangitis of other parts of limb

        • L03.121 Acute lymphangitis of right axilla
        • L03.122 Acute lymphangitis of left axilla
        • L03.123 Acute lymphangitis of right upper limb
        • L03.124 Acute lymphangitis of left upper limb
        • L03.125 Acute lymphangitis of right lower limb
        • L03.126 Acute lymphangitis of left lower limb
        • L03.129 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified part of limb
    3. L03.2 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of face and neck

      1. L03.21 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of face

      2. L03.22 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of neck

    4. L03.3 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of trunk

      1. L03.31 Cellulitis of trunk

        • L03.311 Cellulitis of abdominal wall
        • L03.312 Cellulitis of back [any part except buttock]
        • L03.313 Cellulitis of chest wall
        • L03.314 Cellulitis of groin
        • L03.315 Cellulitis of perineum
        • L03.316 Cellulitis of umbilicus
        • L03.317 Cellulitis of buttock
        • L03.319 Cellulitis of trunk, unspecified
      2. L03.32 Acute lymphangitis of trunk

        • L03.321 Acute lymphangitis of abdominal wall
        • L03.322 Acute lymphangitis of back [any part except buttock]
        • L03.323 Acute lymphangitis of chest wall
        • L03.324 Acute lymphangitis of groin
        • L03.325 Acute lymphangitis of perineum
        • L03.326 Acute lymphangitis of umbilicus
        • L03.327 Acute lymphangitis of buttock
        • L03.329 Acute lymphangitis of trunk, unspecified
    5. L03.8 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of other sites

      1. L03.81 Cellulitis of other sites

      2. L03.89 Acute lymphangitis of other sites

        • L03.891 Acute lymphangitis of head [any part, except face]
        • L03.898 Acute lymphangitis of other sites
    6. L03.9 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis, unspecified

      1. L03.90 Cellulitis, unspecified

      2. L03.91 Acute lymphangitis, unspecified

Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.