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ICD-10-CM Code A06.0
Acute amebic dysentery

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

A06.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of acute amebic dysentery. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code A060 is used to code Amoebic dysentery

Amoebic dysentery (or amebic dysentery) is a type of bloody diarrhea caused primarily by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica. Amoebic dysentery is transmitted through contaminated food and water. Amoebae spread by forming infective cysts which can be found in stools, and spread if whoever touches them does not sanitize their hands. There are also free amoebae, or trophozoites, that do not form cysts, however trophozoites do not survive long outside the human gastrointestinal tract, and are a purely diagnostic observation. Trophozoites are the agent responsible for symptoms.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D004404, D004403, D004403, D004403
ICD 9 Codes: 79, 4, 79, 90
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for A06.0 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.
Acute amebiasis
Intestinal amebiasis NOS

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with MCC.
  • DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections with CC.
  • DRG Group #371-373 - Major gastrointestinal disorders and peritoneal infections without CC or MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Amebic dysentery (disorder)


Acute amebic dysentery without mention of abscess (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 006.0 was previously used, A06.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: A06 - Amebiasis

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