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ICD-10-CM Code A05.1
Botulism food poisoning

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

A05.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of botulism food poisoning. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code A051 is used to code Botulism

Botulism (Latin, botulus, a sausage) is a rare and potentially fatal illness caused by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The disease begins with weakness, trouble seeing, feeling tired, and trouble speaking. This may then be followed by weakness of the arms, chest muscles, and legs. The disease does not usually affect consciousness or cause a fever.

Specialty: Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology
MeSH Codes: D001906, D001906, D001906
ICD 9 Codes: 51, 404.1, 404.2

A 14-year-old with botulism. Note the weakness of his eye muscles and the drooping eyelids in the image to the left, and the large and non moving pupils in the right image. This youth was fully conscious.

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Coding Notes for A05.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Botulism NOS
Classical foodborne intoxication due to Clostridium botulinum
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Infant botulism - instead, use code A48.51
Wound botulism - instead, use code A48.52

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with MCC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with CC.
  • DRG Group #867-869 - Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Foodborne botulism, type A (disorder)
  • Intestinal botulism (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A05.1 - Botulism food poisoning'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A05.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Botulism food poisoning (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 005.1 was previously used, A05.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: A05 - Other bacterial foodborne intoxications, not elsewhere classified

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