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ICD-10-CM Code A26.8
Other forms of erysipeloid

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

A26.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other forms of erysipeloid. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D004887
ICD 9 Code: 271

Cellular and colonial morphology of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

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.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A26.8 - Other forms of erysipeloid'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A26.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Klauder's disease (A26.8)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Erysipelothrix infection (approximate match)

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 A26.8 and a single ICD9 code, 027.1 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: A26 - Erysipeloid

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/A268