ICD-10-CM Code A06.5
Amebic lung abscess
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
A06.5 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of amebic lung abscess. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code A06 is used to code Amoebiasis
Amoebiasis, also known as amebiasis or entamoebiasis, is an infection caused by any of the amoebas of the Entamoeba group. Symptoms are most common upon infection by Entamoeba histolytica. Amoebiasis can present with no, mild, or severe symptoms. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, mild diarrhoea, bloody diarrhea or severe colitis with tissue death and perforation. This last complication may cause peritonitis. People affected may develop anemia due to loss of blood.
|MeSH Codes:||D000562, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751, D004751|
|ICD 9 Codes:||6, 5, 8, 9, 555, 556, 557, 558|
Coding Notes for A06.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Amebic abscess of lung (and liver)
- DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations with MCC.
- DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations with CC.
- DRG Group #177-179 - Respiratory infections and inflammations without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A06.5 - Amebic lung abscess'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A06.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.
Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 006.4 was previously used, A06.5 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.