Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 682.9
Cellulitis and abscess of unspecified sites
  • Billable Code
  • 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.
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
Clinical Information
  • An acute, spreading infection of the deep tissues of the skin and muscle that causes the skin to become warm and tender and may also cause fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, and blisters.
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