Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 681.00
Unspecified cellulitis and abscess of finger
  • Short description: Cellulitis, finger NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 681.00 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 681.00 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 681.00.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 681.00: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of finger
  • Abscess of thumb
  • Cellulitis of finger
  • Cellulitis of thumb
  • Finger abscess
  • Finger acute lymphangitis
  • Finger cellulitis
  • Left abscess of finger
  • Left abscess of thumb
  • Left abscess of thumb pulp
  • Left finger abscess
  • Left finger acute lymphangitis
  • Left finger cellulitis
  • Left thumb abscess
  • Left thumb acute lymphangitis
  • Left thumb cellulitis
  • Left thumb pulp abscess
  • Pulp abscess of thumb
  • Right abscess of finger
  • Right abscess of thumb
  • Right abscess of thumb pulp
  • Right finger abscess
  • Right finger acute lymphangitis
  • Right finger cellulitis
  • Right thumb abscess
  • Right thumb acute lymphangitis
  • Right thumb cellulitis
  • Right thumb pulp abscess
  • Thumb abscess
  • Thumb acute lymphangitis
  • Thumb cellulitis
  • Thumb pulp abscess
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 681.00 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.019 Cellulitis of unspecified finger
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.029 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified finger
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 681.00:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • finger (any) (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.00
    • thumb (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.00
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • finger (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.00
    • thumb (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.00
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • finger (skin) 686.9
      • abscess (with lymphangitis) 681.00
      • cellulitis (with lymphangitis) 681.00
      • distal closed space (with lymphangitis) 681.00
      • nail 681.02
    • thumb (skin) 686.9
      • abscess (with lymphangitis) 681.00
      • cellulitis (with lymphangitis) 681.00
      • nail 681.02
  • Septic - see also condition
    • finger (with lymphangitis) 681.00
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