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ICD-10-CM Code A33
Tetanus neonatorum

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Newborn Only
Newborn Only
Code is only used for patients less than 1 year old.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

A33 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of tetanus neonatorum. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code A33 is used to code Tetanus

Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is an infection characterized by muscle spasms. In the most common type the spasms begin in the jaw and then progress to the rest of the body. These spasms usually last a few minutes each time and occur frequently for three to four weeks. Spasms may be so severe that bone fractures may occur. Other symptoms may include fever, sweating, headache, trouble swallowing, high blood pressure, and a fast heart rate. Onset of symptoms is typically three to twenty-one days following infection. It may take months to recover. About 10% of those infected die.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D013742, D013742
ICD 9 Codes: 37, 771.3

Muscle spasms (specifically opisthotonos) in a person with tetanus. Painting by Sir Charles Bell, 1809.

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #794 - Neonate with other significant problems.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Tetanus neonatorum (disorder)
  • Tetanic opisthotonus (disorder)
  • Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity)
  • < 29.0 days

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A33 - Tetanus neonatorum'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A33. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Tetanus neonatorum (exact match)

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 771.3 was previously used, A33 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/A33