ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 24, 2017

See: Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of face

  ICD-10 Code for Cellulitis of face L03.211

L03.211 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

L03.211 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 12 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99)
Section L00-L08 Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
Category L03 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis

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Excludes2
  • abscess of orbit (H05.01-)
  • cellulitis of ear (H60.1-)
  • cellulitis of eyelid (H00.0-)
  • cellulitis of head (L03.81)
  • cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus (H04.3)
  • cellulitis of lip (K13.0)
  • cellulitis of mouth (K12.2)
  • cellulitis of nose (internal) (J34.0)
  • cellulitis of orbit (H05.01-)
  • cellulitis of scalp (L03.81)
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Related Terms to “Cellulitis of face”

  • Cellulitis(diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) - L03.90
    • cheek(external) - L03.211
    • face NEC - L03.211
    • head NEC - L03.811
      • face(any part, except ear, eye and nose) - L03.211
    • jaw(region) - L03.211
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