ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017
L02.4 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

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Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of limb

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Excludes2
  • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of foot (L02.6-)
  • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of groin (L02.214, L02.224, L02.234)
  • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of hand (L02.5-)

More specific codes for Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of limb

  • L02.41 - Cutaneous abscess of limb
    • L02.411 - Cutaneous abscess of right axilla
    • L02.412 - Cutaneous abscess of left axilla
    • L02.413 - Cutaneous abscess of right upper limb
    • L02.414 - Cutaneous abscess of left upper limb
    • L02.415 - Cutaneous abscess of right lower limb
    • L02.416 - Cutaneous abscess of left lower limb
    • L02.419 - Cutaneous abscess of limb, unspecified
  • L02.42 - Furuncle of limb
    • L02.421 - Furuncle of right axilla
    • L02.422 - Furuncle of left axilla
    • L02.423 - Furuncle of right upper limb
    • L02.424 - Furuncle of left upper limb
    • L02.425 - Furuncle of right lower limb
    • L02.426 - Furuncle of left lower limb
    • L02.429 - Furuncle of limb, unspecified
  • L02.43 - Carbuncle of limb
    • L02.431 - Carbuncle of right axilla
    • L02.432 - Carbuncle of left axilla
    • L02.433 - Carbuncle of right upper limb
    • L02.434 - Carbuncle of left upper limb
    • L02.435 - Carbuncle of right lower limb
    • L02.436 - Carbuncle of left lower limb
    • L02.439 - Carbuncle of limb, unspecified
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