ICD-10-CM Code A26
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code A26 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of A26 that describes the diagnosis 'erysipeloid' in more detail.
The ICD code A26 is used to code Erysipeloid
In humans, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infections most commonly present in a mild cutaneous form known as erysipeloid or fish poisoning. E. rhusiopathiae can cause an indolent cellulitis, more commonly in individuals who handle fish and raw meat. It gains entry typically by abrasions in the hand. Bacteremia and endocarditis are uncommon but serious sequelae. Due to the rarity of reported human cases, E. rhusiopathiae infections are frequently misidentified at presentation.
|ICD 9 Code:||271|
Cellular and colonial morphology of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A26 - Erysipeloid'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A26. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.