L02.9 ICD 10 Code is a non-billable and non-specific code and should not be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. There are other codes below it with greater level of diagnosis detail. The 2023 edition of the American ICD-10-CM code became effective on October 1, 2022.
Possible back-references that may be applicable or related to L02.9 ICD10 Code:
- L00-L99 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
- L00-L08 Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
- L02 Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle
Present On Admission (POA Exempt)
L02.9 ICD 10 code is considered exempt from POA reporting
Clinical information about L02.9 ICD 10 code
An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.
Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.The information in this box was provided by MedlinePlus.gov