ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017

See: Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle

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Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle

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  • code to identify organism (B95-B96)
Excludes2
  • abscess of anus and rectal regions (K61.-)
  • abscess of female genital organs (external) (N76.4)
  • abscess of male genital organs (external) (N48.2, N49.-)

More specific codes for Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle

  • L02.0 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of face
  • L02.1 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of neck
  • L02.2 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of trunk
    • L02.21 - Cutaneous abscess of trunk
      • L02.211 - Cutaneous abscess of abdominal wall
      • L02.212 - Cutaneous abscess of back [any part, except buttock]
      • L02.213 - Cutaneous abscess of chest wall
      • L02.214 - Cutaneous abscess of groin
      • L02.215 - Cutaneous abscess of perineum
      • L02.216 - Cutaneous abscess of umbilicus
      • L02.219 - Cutaneous abscess of trunk, unspecified
    • L02.22 - Furuncle of trunk
      • L02.221 - Furuncle of abdominal wall
      • L02.222 - Furuncle of back [any part, except buttock]
      • L02.223 - Furuncle of chest wall
      • L02.224 - Furuncle of groin
      • L02.225 - Furuncle of perineum
      • L02.226 - Furuncle of umbilicus
      • L02.229 - Furuncle of trunk, unspecified
    • L02.23 - Carbuncle of trunk
      • L02.231 - Carbuncle of abdominal wall
      • L02.232 - Carbuncle of back [any part, except buttock]
      • L02.233 - Carbuncle of chest wall
      • L02.234 - Carbuncle of groin
      • L02.235 - Carbuncle of perineum
      • L02.236 - Carbuncle of umbilicus
      • L02.239 - Carbuncle of trunk, unspecified
  • L02.3 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of buttock
    • L02.31 - Cutaneous abscess of buttock
    • L02.32 - Furuncle of buttock
    • L02.33 - Carbuncle of buttock
  • L02.4 - 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
  • L02.5 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of hand
    • L02.51 - Cutaneous abscess of hand
      • L02.511 - Cutaneous abscess of right hand
      • L02.512 - Cutaneous abscess of left hand
      • L02.519 - Cutaneous abscess of unspecified hand
    • L02.52 - Furuncle hand
    • L02.53 - Carbuncle of hand
      • L02.531 - Carbuncle of right hand
      • L02.532 - Carbuncle of left hand
      • L02.539 - Carbuncle of unspecified hand
  • L02.6 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of foot
    • L02.61 - Cutaneous abscess of foot
      • L02.611 - Cutaneous abscess of right foot
      • L02.612 - Cutaneous abscess of left foot
      • L02.619 - Cutaneous abscess of unspecified foot
    • L02.62 - Furuncle of foot
      • L02.621 - Furuncle of right foot
      • L02.622 - Furuncle of left foot
      • L02.629 - Furuncle of unspecified foot
    • L02.63 - Carbuncle of foot
      • L02.631 - Carbuncle of right foot
      • L02.632 - Carbuncle of left foot
      • L02.639 - Carbuncle of unspecified foot
  • L02.8 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of other sites
    • L02.81 - Cutaneous abscess of other sites
      • L02.811 - Cutaneous abscess of head [any part, except face]
      • L02.818 - Cutaneous abscess of other sites
    • L02.82 - Furuncle of other sites
      • L02.821 - Furuncle of head [any part, except face]
      • L02.828 - Furuncle of other sites
    • L02.83 - Carbuncle of other sites
      • L02.831 - Carbuncle of head [any part, except face]
      • L02.838 - Carbuncle of other sites
  • L02.9 - Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle, unspecified
    • L02.91 - Cutaneous abscess, unspecified
    • L02.92 - Furuncle, unspecified
    • L02.93 - Carbuncle, unspecified
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