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Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A46

Short Description: Erysipelas

Long Description: Erysipelas

The code A46 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Erysipelas (A46)
        • A46 Erysipelas

Code Version: 2022 ICD-10-CM


  • Bilateral erysipelas of lower limbs
  • Cellulitis of left lower limb
  • Cellulitis of left lower limb
  • Cellulitis of right lower limb
  • Cellulitis of right lower limb
  • Chronic recurrent streptococcal erysipelas
  • Erysipelas
  • Erysipelas of left lower limb
  • Erysipelas of lower limb
  • Erysipelas of right lower limb
  • Facial erysipelas
  • Infective otitis externa due to erysipelas
  • Recurrent bacterial infection
  • Recurrent bacterial infection
  • Recurrent cellulitis
  • Recurrent cellulitis
  • Recurrent erysipelas
  • Recurrent skin infection
  • Recurrent skin infection

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A46 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0)
  • Cellulitis With Mcc (602)
  • Cellulitis Without Mcc (603)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A46 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes:
    • postpartum or puerperal erysipelas (@O86.89*)

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A46 Right Arrow 035 Erysipelas

This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

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This page was last updated on: 10/1/2023