Billable Medical Code for Acute Lymphadenitis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 683
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 683.
Lymphadenitis is also known as acute lymphadenitis axilla, acute lymphadenitis groin, acute lymphadenitis of face, acute lymphadenitis of head, acute lymphadenitis of lower limb, acute lymphadenitis of neck, acute lymphadenitis of trunk, acute lymphadenitis of upper limb, arm acute lymphadenitis, axillary acute lymphadenitis, face acute lymphadenitis, groin acute lymphadenitis, head acute lymphadenitis, leg acute lymphadenitis, lymphadenitis acute, lymphadenitis acute (infection of lymph nodes), neck acute lymphadenitis, suppurative lymphadenitis, suppurative lymphadenopathy, and trunk acute lymphadenitis. This excludes enlarged glands NOS (785.6), lymphadenitis: chronic or subacute, except mesenteric (289.1), mesenteric (acute) (chronic) (subacute) (289.2), and unspecified (289.3). This applies to abscess (acute) lymph gland or node except mesenteric, adenitis acute lymph gland or node except mesenteric, and lymphadenitis,acute lymph gland or node except mesenteric.
Lymphadenitis Definition and Symptoms
Lymphadenitis is inflammation of the lymph nodes, this can be particularly problematic because the lymph nodes are part of the immune system, which helps fight infections and disease. Some common causes of lymphadenitis are fungal infections, HIV, upper respiratory infections, strep, and staph. Symptoms include tender lymph nodes in the neck, limb swelling, night sweats, and sore throat.