Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 686.9
Unspecified local infection of skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Short description: Local skin infection NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 686.9 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 686.9 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 686.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 686.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Dactylitis of skin
  • Dactylitis, skin
  • Dactylitis, skin (finger or toe condition)
  • Fistula
  • Infection of skin
  • Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue
  • Infection of skin or subcutaneous tissue
  • Infection of subcutaneous tissue
  • Infection, soft tissue
  • Omphalitis, not newborn
  • Skin infection
  • Skin or subcutaneous tissue infection
  • Soft tissue infection
  • Subcutaneous tissue infection
686.9 Excludes
  • fistula to skin from internal organs - see Alphabetic Index
Applies To
  • Fistula of skin NOS
  • Skin infection NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 686.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L08.9 Local infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 686.9:
  • Dermatitis (allergic) (contact) (occupational) (venenata) 692.9
    • infectious (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) 686.9
  • Fissure, fissured
    • skin 709.8
      • streptococcal 686.9
  • Fistula (sinus) 686.9
    • accessory sinuses (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
    • actinomycotic - see Actinomycosis
    • alveolar
      • antrum (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
      • process 522.7
    • antrobuccal (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
    • antrum (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
    • anus, anal (infectional) (recurrent) 565.1
      • congenital 751.5
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 014.8
    • appendix, appendicular 543.9
    • bile duct (see also Fistula, biliary) 576.4
    • bladder (neck) (sphincter) 596.2
      • into seminal vesicle 596.2
    • brain 348.89
      • arteriovenous - see Fistula, arteriovenous, brain
    • bronchocutaneous, bronchomediastinal, bronchopleural, bronchopleuromediastinal (infective) 510.0
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 011.3
    • buccal cavity (infective) 528.3
    • carotid-cavernous
      • congenital 747.81
        • with hemorrhage 430
      • traumatic 900.82
        • with hemorrhage (see also Hemorrhage, brain, traumatic) 853.0
        • late effect 908.3
    • cervical, lateral (congenital) 744.41
    • cervicoaural (congenital) 744.49
    • cholecystocolic (see also Fistula, gallbladder) 575.5
    • cholecystocolonic (see also Fistula, gallbladder) 575.5
    • cholecystoduodenal (see also Fistula, gallbladder) 575.5
    • cholecystoenteric (see also Fistula, gallbladder) 575.5
    • cholecystogastric (see also Fistula, gallbladder) 575.5
    • cholecystointestinal (see also Fistula, gallbladder) 575.5
    • cholocolic (see also Fistula, gallbladder) 575.5
    • colovaginal (acquired) 619.1
    • common duct (bile duct) 576.4
    • congenital, NEC - see Anomaly, specified type NEC
    • cornea, causing hypotony 360.32
    • cul-de-sac, Douglas' 619.8
    • cutaneous 686.9
    • cystic duct (see also Fistula, gallbladder) 575.5
    • epididymis 608.89
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 016.4
    • esophagopleurocutaneous 530.89
    • ethmoid (see also Sinusitis, ethmoidal) 473.2
    • eyeball (cornea) (sclera) 360.32
    • fallopian tube (external) 619.2
    • from periapical lesion 522.7
    • frontal sinus (see also Sinusitis, frontal) 473.1
    • gallbladder 575.5
      • with calculus, cholelithiasis, stones (see also Cholelithiasis) 574.2
      • congenital 751.69
    • in ano 565.1
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 014.8
    • inner ear (see also Fistula, labyrinth) 386.40
    • intestinocolonic (abdominal) 569.81
    • involving female genital tract 619.9
    • ischiorectal (fossa) 566
    • labium (majus) (minus) 619.8
    • lacrimal, lachrymal (duct) (gland) (sac) 375.61
    • lumbar, tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 015.0 [730.8]
    • lymphatic (node) (vessel) 457.8
    • mastoid (process) (region) 383.1
    • maxillary (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
    • mediastinobronchial 510.0
    • mediastinocutaneous 510.0
    • nipple - see Fistula, breast
    • oral (cutaneous) 528.3
      • maxillary (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
      • nasal (with cleft palate) (see also Cleft, palate) 749.00
    • oro-antral (see also Sinusitis, maxillary) 473.0
    • oval window (internal ear) 386.42
    • pancreaticoduodenal 577.8
    • pelvoabdominointestinal 569.81
    • pericardium (pleura) (sac) (see also Pericarditis) 423.8
    • perineal - see Fistula, perineum
    • perineum, perineal (with urethral involvement) NEC 599.1
    • perirectal 565.1
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 014.8
    • peritoneum (see also Peritonitis) 567.22
    • pilonidal (infected) (rectum) 685.1
    • pleura, pleural, pleurocutaneous, pleuroperitoneal 510.0
      • stomach 510.0
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 012.0
    • postoperative, persistent 998.6
    • preauricular (congenital) 744.46
    • rectosigmoid (intercommunicating) 569.81
    • rectum (to skin) 565.1
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 014.8
    • round window (internal ear) 386.41
    • scrotum (urinary) 608.89
      • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 016.5
    • semicircular canals (internal ear) 386.43
    • sphenoidal sinus (see also Sinusitis, sphenoidal) 473.3
    • thoracicointestinal 510.0
    • trachea (congenital) (external) (internal) 748.3
    • traumatic
      • arteriovenous (see also Injury, blood vessel, by site) 904.9
        • brain - see Injury, intracranial
    • tuberculous - see Tuberculosis, by site
    • ureterosigmoido-abdominal 593.82
    • urethroperineovesical 596.2
    • urethrovesicovaginal 619.0
    • urinary (persistent) (recurrent) 599.1
    • vaginocutaneous (postpartal) 619.2
    • vaginoileal (acquired) 619.1
    • vesicocervicovaginal 619.0
    • vesicosigmoidovaginal 619.1
    • vesicoureterovaginal 619.0
    • vesicourethrorectal 596.1
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • buttocks (skin) 686.9
    • foot (skin) 686.9
    • knee (skin) NEC 686.9
      • joint - see Arthritis, infectious
    • leg (skin) NEC 686.9
    • local, skin (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) NEC 686.9
      • abscess - see Abscess, by site
      • cellulitis - see Cellulitis, by site
      • ulcer (see also Ulcer, skin) 707.9
    • sinus (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
    • skin (local) (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) NEC 686.9
      • abscess - see Abscess, by site
      • cellulitis - see Cellulitis, by site
      • due to fungus 111.9
      • mycotic 111.9
      • ulcer (see also Ulcer, skin) 707.9
    • subcutaneous tissue, local NEC 686.9
    • thigh (skin) 686.9
    • umbilicus (septic) 686.9
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • areolar tissue NEC 686.9
    • leg NEC 686.9
    • navel 686.9
    • parotid region 686.9
    • perineum (female) (male) 686.9
    • skin 686.9
    • subcutaneous tissue NEC 686.9
    • thigh 686.9
    • umbilicus, umbilical 686.9
  • Omphalitis (congenital) (newborn) 771.4
    • not of newborn 686.9
  • Pustule 686.9
    • nonmalignant 686.9
  • Sinus - see also Fistula
    • infected, skin NEC 686.9
    • skin
      • infected NEC 686.9
      • noninfected- see Ulcer, skin
  • Sloughing (multiple) (skin) 686.9
    • abscess - see Abscess, by site
    • graft - see Complications, graft
    • phagedena (see also Gangrene) 785.4
    • reattached extremity (see also Complications, reattached extremity) 996.90
    • transplanted organ (see also Rejection, transplant, organ, by site) 996.80
    • ulcer (see also Ulcer, skin) 707.9
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