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ICD-10-CM Code A32.1
Listerial meningitis and meningoencephalitis

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code A32.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of A32.1 that describes the diagnosis 'listerial meningitis and meningoencephalitis' in more detail.


The ICD code A32 is used to code Listeriosis

Listeriosis is a bacterial infection most commonly caused by Listeria monocytogenes, although L. ivanovii and L. grayi have been reported in certain cases. Listeria primarily causes infections of the central nervous system (meningitis, meningoencephalitis, brain abscess, cerebritis) and bacteremia in those who are immunocompromised, pregnant women, and those at the extremes of age (newborns and the elderly), as well as gastroenteritis in healthy persons who have been severely infected. Listeria is ubiquitous and is primarily transmitted via the oral route after ingestion of contaminated food products, after which the organism penetrates the intestinal tract to cause systemic infections. The diagnosis of listeriosis requires the isolation of the organism from the blood and/or the cerebrospinal fluid. Treatment includes prolonged administration of antibiotics, primarily ampicillin and gentamicin, to which the organism is usually susceptible.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D008088
ICD 9 Code: 270

Listeria monocytogenes


Parent Code: A32 - Listeriosis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/A321