Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 682.9
Cellulitis and abscess of unspecified sites
  • Short description: Cellulitis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 682.9 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 682.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 682.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 682.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess
  • Abscess of connective tissue
  • Abscess of limb
  • Abscess of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue
  • Abscess of skin area excluding digits of hand or foot
  • Abscess of skin or subcutaneous tissue
  • Abscess of skin or subQ tissue
  • Abscess of skin with lymphangitis
  • Abscess of skin with lymphangitis of digit
  • Abscess skin or subcutaneous tissue
  • Acute abscess of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue
  • Acute lymphangitis
  • Anaerobic cellulitis
  • Bacterial cellulitis
  • Bancroftian filarial abscess
  • Cellulitis
  • Cellulitis of skin
  • Cellulitis of skin with lymphangitis
  • Cellulitis w lymphangitis
  • Cutaneous chromoblastomycotic abscess
  • Eosinophilic cellulitis
  • Extensive postoperative wound cellulitis
  • Follicular occlusion tetrad - hidradenitis, acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis, pilonidal sinus
  • Gram-negative bacterial cellulitis
  • Haemophilus cellulitis
  • Injection site abscess
  • Injection site sterile abscess
  • Lymphangitis, acute
  • Multiple abscesses
  • Pasteurella abscess
  • Peristomal abscess
  • Postoperative cellulitis of surgical wound
  • Pyogenic abscess
  • Skin abscess w lymphangitis
  • Skin or subcutaneous tissue abscess
  • Streptococcal cellulitis
  • Subcutaneous pheohyphomycotic abscess and cyst
  • Subcutaneous pheomycotic abscess
  • Subcutaneous pheomycotic cyst
  • Wound cellulitis
682.9 Excludes
Applies To
  • Abscess NOS
  • Cellulitis NOS
  • Lymphangitis, acute NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 682.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.90 Cellulitis, unspecified
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.91 Acute lymphangitis, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 682.9:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • accessory sinus (chronic) (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
    • adrenal (capsule) (gland) 255.8
    • amebic 006.3
      • bladder 006.8
      • brain (with liver or lung abscess) 006.5
      • liver (without mention of brain or lung abscess) 006.3
        • with
          • brain abscess (and lung abscess) 006.5
          • lung abscess 006.4
      • lung (with liver abscess) 006.4
      • seminal vesicle 006.8
      • specified site NEC 006.8
      • spleen 006.8
    • antrum (chronic) (Highmore) (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
    • areola (acute) (chronic) (nonpuerperal) 611.0
      • puerperal, postpartum 675.1
    • arm (any part, above wrist) 682.3
    • auditory canal (external) 380.10
    • auricle (ear) (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) 380.10
    • axilla, axillary (region) 682.3
      • lymph gland or node 683
    • Bartholin's gland 616.3
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
      • complicating pregnancy or puerperium 646.6
      • following
    • bile, biliary, duct or tract (see also Cholecystitis) 576.8
    • bone (subperiosteal) (see also Osteomyelitis) 730.0
      • accessory sinus (chronic) (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
      • acute 730.0
      • chronic or old 730.1
      • jaw (lower) (upper) 526.4
      • mastoid - see Mastoiditis, acute
      • petrous (see also Petrositis) 383.20
      • spinal (tuberculous) (see also Tuberculosis) 015.0 [730.88]
    • brain (any part) 324.0
      • amebic (with liver or lung abscess) 006.5
      • cystic 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
      • otogenic 324.0
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 013.3
    • breast (acute) (chronic) (nonpuerperal) 611.0
      • newborn 771.5
      • puerperal, postpartum 675.1
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.9
    • broad ligament (chronic) (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • Brodie's (chronic) (localized) (see also Osteomyelitis) 730.1
    • bulbourethral gland 597.0
    • canaliculus, breast 611.0
    • cerebellum, cerebellar 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
    • cerebral (embolic) 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
    • cervical (neck region) 682.1
      • lymph gland or node 683
      • stump (see also Cervicitis) 616.0
    • cervix (stump) (uteri) (see also Cervicitis) 616.0
    • circumtonsillar 475
    • cold (tuberculous) - see also Tuberculosis, abscess
      • articular - see Tuberculosis, joint
    • colostomy or enterostomy 569.61
    • connective tissue NEC 682.9
    • corpus
      • cavernosum 607.2
      • luteum (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
    • cul-de-sac (Douglas') (posterior) (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • diaphragm, diaphragmatic 567.22
    • Douglas' cul-de-sac or pouch (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • endamebic - see Abscess, amebic
    • entamebic - see Abscess, amebic
    • erysipelatous (see also Erysipelas) 035
    • ethmoid (bone) (chronic) (sinus) (see also Sinusitis, ethmoidal) 473.2
    • external auditory canal 380.10
    • extraperitoneal - see Abscess, peritoneum
    • face (any part, except eye) 682.0
    • fallopian tube (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
    • filaria, filarial (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
    • finger (any) (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.00
    • fistulous NEC 682.9
    • frontal (sinus) (chronic) (see also Sinusitis, frontal) 473.1
    • gallbladder (see also Cholecystitis, acute) 575.0
    • genital organ or tract NEC
      • female 616.9
        • with
          • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
          • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
          • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
        • following
        • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 670.8
      • male 608.4
    • genitourinary system, tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 016.9
    • gland, glandular (lymph) (acute) NEC 683
    • gonorrheal NEC (see also Gonococcus) 098.0
    • hand (except finger or thumb) 682.4
    • helminthic (see also Infestation, by specific parasite) 128.9
    • hip 682.6
      • tuberculous (active) (see also Tuberculosis) 015.1
    • infraclavicular (fossa) 682.3
    • inguinal (region) 682.2
      • lymph gland or node 683
    • intersphincteric (anus) 566
    • intra-abdominal (see also Abscess, peritoneum) 567.22
    • intracranial 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
    • intramammary - see Abscess, breast
    • intramastoid (see also Mastoiditis, acute) 383.00
    • intraspinal 324.1
      • late effect - see category 326
    • intratonsillar 475
    • ischiorectal 566
    • joint (see also Arthritis, pyogenic) 711.0
      • vertebral (tuberculous) (see also Tuberculosis) 015.0 [730.88]
    • kidney 590.2
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with urinary tract infection
        • calculus 592.0
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.8
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.8
      • complicating pregnancy or puerperium 646.6
        • affecting fetus or newborn 760.1
      • following
    • labium (majus) (minus) 616.4
      • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 646.6
    • lacrimal (passages) (sac) (see also Dacryocystitis) 375.30
    • liver 572.0
      • amebic 006.3
        • with
          • brain abscess (and lung abscess) 006.5
          • lung abscess 006.4
      • due to Entamoeba histolytica 006.3
      • dysenteric (see also Abscess, liver, amebic) 006.3
      • pyogenic 572.0
      • tropical (see also Abscess, liver, amebic) 006.3
    • lung (miliary) (putrid) 513.0
      • amebic (with liver abscess) 006.4
    • lymph, lymphatic, gland or node (acute) 683
      • any site, except mesenteric 683
      • mesentery 289.2
    • lymphangitic, acute - see Cellulitis
    • mammary gland - see Abscess, breast
    • marginal (anus) 566
    • mastoid (process) (see also Mastoiditis, acute) 383.00
    • maxilla, maxillary 526.4
      • molar (tooth) 522.5
      • premolar 522.5
      • sinus (chronic) (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
    • meninges (see also Meningitis) 320.9
    • mesosalpinx (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
    • Monro's (psoriasis) 696.1
    • multiple sites NEC 682.9
    • nabothian (follicle) (see also Cervicitis) 616.0
    • nasal (fossa) (septum) 478.19
      • sinus (chronic) (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
    • neck (region) 682.1
      • lymph gland or node 683
    • nephritic (see also Abscess, kidney) 590.2
    • ossifluent - see Abscess, bone
    • ovary, ovarian (corpus luteum) (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
    • oviduct (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
    • parametric, parametrium (chronic) (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • parasinus (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
    • parauterine (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • paravaginal (see also Vaginitis) 616.10
    • pelvis, pelvic
      • female (chronic) (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
      • male, peritoneal (cellular tissue) - see Abscess, peritoneum
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 016.9
    • penis 607.2
      • gonococcal (acute) 098.0
        • chronic or duration of 2 months or over 098.2
    • pericholecystic (see also Cholecystitis, acute) 575.0
    • perimetric (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • perinephric, perinephritic (see also Abscess, kidney) 590.2
    • perineum, perineal (superficial) 682.2
      • deep (with urethral involvement) 597.0
      • urethra 597.0
    • periosteum, periosteal (see also Periostitis) 730.3
      • with osteomyelitis (see also Osteomyelitis) 730.2
    • periproctic 566
    • perirectal (staphylococcal) 566
    • perirenal (tissue) (see also Abscess, kidney) 590.2
    • perisinuous (nose) (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
    • peritoneum, peritoneal (perforated) (ruptured) 567.22
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
        • appendicitis 540.1
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
      • following
      • pelvic, female (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
      • postoperative 998.59
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 670.8
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 014.0
    • peritonsillar 475
    • periurethral 597.0
      • gonococcal (acute) 098.0
        • chronic or duration of 2 months or over 098.2
    • periuterine (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • pernicious NEC 682.9
    • petrous bone - see Petrositis
    • phagedenic NEC 682.9
    • pharynx, pharyngeal (lateral) 478.29
    • phlegmonous NEC 682.9
    • posttonsillar 475
    • pouch of Douglas (chronic) (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • premammary - see Abscess, breast
    • prostate (see also Prostatitis) 601.2
      • gonococcal (acute) 098.12
        • chronic or duration of 2 months or over 098.32
    • pterygopalatine fossa 682.8
    • puerperal - see Puerperal, abscess, by site
    • pulmonary - see Abscess, lung
    • pyemic - see septicemia
    • rectovaginal septum 569.5
    • regional NEC 682.9
    • renal (see also Abscess, kidney) 590.2
    • retromammary - see Abscess, breast
    • retropharyngeal 478.24
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 012.8
    • retrorectal 566
    • retrouterine (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • round ligament (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • rupture (spontaneous) NEC 682.9
    • salivary duct or gland 527.3
    • scrofulous (see also Tuberculosis) 017.2
    • serous (see also Periostitis) 730.3
    • sinus (accessory) (chronic) (nasal) (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
      • intracranial venous (any) 324.0
        • late effect - see category 326
    • Skene's duct or gland 597.0
    • skin NEC 682.9
      • tuberculous (primary) (see also Tuberculosis) 017.0
    • sloughing NEC 682.9
    • sphenoidal (sinus) (see also Sinusitis, sphenoidal) 473.3
    • spinal
      • cord (any part) (staphylococcal) 324.1
        • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 013.5
      • epidural 324.1
    • spine (column) (tuberculous) (see also Tuberculosis) 015.0 [730.88]
    • staphylococcal NEC 682.9
    • strumous (tuberculous) (see also Tuberculosis) 017.2
    • subareolar - see also Abscess, breast
      • puerperal, postpartum 675.1
    • subcutaneous NEC 682.9
    • submammary - see Abscess, breast
    • submandibular (region) (space) (triangle) 682.0
    • subperiosteal - see Abscess, bone
    • subphrenic - see also Abscess, peritoneum 567.22
    • suppurative NEC 682.9
    • supraclavicular (fossa) 682.3
    • suprapelvic (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • suprarenal (capsule) (gland) 255.8
    • teeth, tooth (root) 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
      • supporting structures NEC 523.30
    • temporosphenoidal 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
    • testicle - see Orchitis
    • thumb (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.00
    • toe (any) (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.10
    • tongue (staphylococcal) 529.0
    • tonsil(s) (lingual) 475
    • tonsillopharyngeal 475
    • tooth, teeth (root) 522.5
      • with sinus (alveolar) 522.7
      • supporting structure NEC 523.30
    • tubal (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
    • tuberculous - see Tuberculosis, abscess
    • tubo-ovarian (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
    • uterus, uterine (wall) (see also Endometritis) 615.9
      • ligament (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
      • neck (see also Cervicitis) 616.0
    • vagina (wall) (see also Vaginitis) 616.10
    • vaginorectal (see also Vaginitis) 616.10
    • vertebra (column) (tuberculous) (see also Tuberculosis) 015.0 [730.88]
    • vesicouterine pouch (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • vitreous (humor) (pneumococcal) 360.04
    • vulva 616.4
      • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 646.6
    • vulvovaginal gland (see also Vaginitis) 616.3
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • anaerobic (see also Gas gangrene) 040.0
    • arm (any part, above wrist) 682.3
    • auditory canal (external) 380.10
    • broad ligament (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • cervical (neck region) 682.1
    • cervix (uteri) (see also Cervicitis) 616.0
    • chronic NEC 682.9
    • Douglas' cul-de-sac or pouch (chronic) (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • drainage site (following operation) 998.59
    • erysipelar (see also Erysipelas) 035
    • face (any part, except eye) 682.0
    • finger (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.00
    • gangrenous (see also Gangrene) 785.4
    • genital organ NEC
      • female - see Abscess, genital organ, female
      • male 608.4
    • hand (except finger or thumb) 682.4
    • head (except face) NEC 682.8
    • labium (majus) (minus) (see also Vulvitis) 616.10
    • multiple sites NEC 682.9
    • pelvis, pelvic
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with sepsis
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.0
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.0
      • female (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
      • following
      • male 567.21
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 670.8
    • peritonsillar 475
    • periuterine (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • phlegmonous NEC 682.9
    • retroperitoneal (see also Peritonitis) 567.38
    • round ligament (see also Disease, pelvis, inflammatory) 614.4
    • septic NEC 682.9
    • specified sites NEC 682.8
    • submandibular (region) (space) (triangle) 682.0
    • suppurative NEC 682.9
    • thumb (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.00
    • toe (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) 681.10
    • tuberculous (primary) (see also Tuberculosis) 017.0
    • vagina - see Vaginitis
    • vulva (see also Vulvitis) 616.10
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • septic
      • generalized - see Septicemia
      • localized, skin (see also Abscess) 682.9
  • Lymphangitis 457.2
    • acute (with abscess or cellulitis) 682.9
      • specified site - see Abscess, by site
  • Pericellulitis (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
  • Phlegmon (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • erysipelatous (see also Erysipelas) 035
  • Sepsis (generalized) 995.91
    • localized - code to specific localized infection
      • in operation wound 998.59
      • skin (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • skin, localized (see also Abscess) 682.9
  • Septic - see also condition
    • sore (see also Abscess) 682.9
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