A46: Erysipelas

Your skin has developed severe inflammation at one site.

Your skin has been inflamed by pathogens because it was injured. Sometimes, injuries to the skin are so small that they are invisible. The inflammation has damaged your skin further.

The inflamed skin can appear red. The inflamed skin can also be warm and swollen. Pain in this skin area is common as well. The inflammation may cause fever and shivering too. You may also feel weak and sick.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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