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cellulitis at IV injection site

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    Bennington, VT
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    A patient was admitted for cellulitis at anticubital.
    The patient is a known IV drug user and heroin dependent. Last time patient injected was 3 days ago.

    Treatment was given to the cellulitis by I&D and antibiotics.

    Is it appropriate to code, also, to an open wound-complicated as an additional code?

    Thank you.

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    NO , this is not an open wound

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