ICD-10-CM Code A21.8
Other forms of tularemia
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
A21.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other forms of tularemia. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code A21 is used to code Tularemia
Tularemia (or tularaemia; also known as Pahvant Valley plague, rabbit fever, deer fly fever, and Ohara's fever) is a serious infectious disease caused by the intracellular bacterium Francisella tularensis. A Gram-negative, nonmotile, pleomorphic coccobacillus, the bacterium has several subspecies with varying degrees of virulence. The most important of those is F. tularensis tularensis (Type A), which is found in lagomorphs (rabbits, hares and pikas) in North America, and it is highly virulent in humans and domestic rabbits. F. tularensis palaearctica (Type B) occurs mainly in aquatic rodents (beavers, muskrats) in North America and in hares and small rodents in northern Eurasia. It is less virulent for humans and rabbits. The primary vectors are ticks and deer flies, but the disease can also be spread through other arthropods. The disease is named after Tulare County, California.
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A tularemia lesion on the dorsal skin of the right hand
- 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
- Oropharyngeal tularemia (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A21.8 - Other forms of tularemia'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code A21.8 and a single ICD9 code, 021.8 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.