Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 681.9
Cellulitis and abscess of unspecified digit
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Cellulitis of digit NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 681.9 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 681.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of digit
  • Acute bacterial paronychia
  • Bacterial paronychia
  • Cellulitis of digit
  • Cellulitis with lymphangitis of digit
  • Chronic paronychia
  • Inflammation of matrix of nail
  • Nail bed infection
  • Neonatal bacterial paronychia
  • Paronychia
  • Paronychia (infection of skin around nail)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa paronychia
Applies To
  • Infection of nail NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 681.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.019 Cellulitis of unspecified finger
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.029 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified finger
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.039 Cellulitis of unspecified toe
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.049 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified toe
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 681.9:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • digit NEC 681.9
    • nail (chronic) (with lymphangitis) 681.9
    • subungual 681.9
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • digit 681.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
  • Onychia (with lymphangitis) 681.9
  • Onychitis (with lymphangitis) 681.9
  • Onyxitis (with lymphangitis) 681.9
  • Panaris (with lymphangitis) 681.9
  • Panaritium (with lymphangitis) 681.9
  • Paronychia (with lymphangitis) 681.9
    • tuberculous (primary) (see also Tuberculosis) 017.0
  • Perionychia (with lymphangitis) 681.9
  • Septic - see also condition
  • Wardrop's disease (with lymphangitis) 681.9
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